Incase we’re still not quite sure what Jesus is all about: everything in this life, everything in the Word boils down to one simple thing:
That is the most important thing that God is about.
So, as we pursue a host of things, and as we try to be like this and like that; and as we plan to learn this, acquire that, do that better…..let us not forget that what God considers the most important thing above anything else, in Jesus’ own words, is for us to love.
To love God with all our hearts, and to love people, above everything else. Jesus said Himself that is the commandment that pretty much summarises what God is about.
“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it;[a] but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” – 1 Corinthians 13:1-7