If you could have a checklist of things to do to earn God’s love, would you want it? Just check off the boxes and God would be happy? How long would it take for us to miss one? To lose the list entirely? God doesn’t want that kind of obedience. The obedience He expects is much easier . . . and much more difficult.
Just like a building needs a strong framework in place before the rest of it is built, so we need a strong framework for God to build onto. Jesus said two things are most important: Love God and Love others. That command sounds at once utterly simplistic and at the same time virtually impossible. How do we practically accomplish these two foundational things?NotesNotes