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How do you love a person you cannot see? What do you give to someone who has it all?
Why is it so important to love the Creator of the galaxies? What does it mean to love God?
Jesus taught us that the greatest commandment given to mankind is to love the Lord with all our mind, heart, and strength, and yet what it means to love God can be a profound mystery. Maurice Roberts explains the biblical meaning of love for God and shows how such love moves us to do many things, from thirsting for God to praying for our neighbor’s salvation. He shows that love for God is like a sweet fire that must lift all our hearts, all our souls, all our minds, and all our strength in a holy flame toward God.
The Nature of Love to God
The Evidence of Love for God in our Lives
The Importance of Love to God as a Christian Duty
The Expression of our Love to God in our own Day
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said that what the church needs to do most all is “to begin herself to live the Christian life. If she did that, men and women would be crowding into our buildings. They would say, ‘What is the secret of this?’” As Christians, one of our greatest needs is for the Spirit of God to cultivate biblical godliness in us in order to put the beauty of Christ on display through us, all to the glory of the triune God. With this goal in mind, this series of booklets treats matters vital to Christian experience at a basic level. Each booklet addresses a specific question in order to inform the mind, warm the affections, and transform the whole person by the Spirit’s grace, so that the church may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Maurice Roberts is an author, international conference speaker, and emeritus minister in the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) denomination.
“Our culture has it so right and so wrong: love is all we need and resides at the very heart of all that is beautiful and good and true, but in the final analysis, this love is meant for God and is designed to be lavished on Him. Maurice Roberts’s succinct and biblical discussion of these great truths about love is robustly biblical, immensely practical, and at once deeply satisfying and soul-searching.” — Michael A. G. Haykin, professor of church history and biblical spirituality and director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary