Re:Verse reading—Joshua 23; 24:14-15 (day three)

“So be very careful to love the Lord your God.” Love is a movement of the will. Gravity is a curvature of space and time. Love is not gravity. But we often think of it as such. We speak of “falling in love”, and by that we mean moving toward another person–helpless as a meteor caught in earth’s gravitational field. That’s not how the Bible speaks of love. The scriptures teach us that love’s first gear is the heart, that is, the will: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” We will not drift into love with God. If we would love God, we must “be very careful to love” him. Joshua tells us to do what Moses taught him: Remember, talk about, teach about, and serve the Lord.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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