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Love God with emotions and intellect

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What is your highest priority in life? What are your goals? Your objectives? All of us channel our energies, passions and thoughts toward something in life. What is it for you?

Many people waste their lives majoring on the minors. They don’t have a clear focus and objective in mind. What should be the focus of every person? We find the answer in Matthew’s gospel, where Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37 NKJV).

Jesus was quoting from Deuteronomy 6:5, where the word used for love primarily speaks of an act of the mind and will. It is the determined care for the welfare of someone or something. It includes emotion, but it isn’t pure emotion. It is also a commitment. It is the Hebrew equivalent of agape, the New Testament word

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