070: How to Love God (Part 3)

Dec 27, 2018 | Apologetics, Christian Living, Podcast, Theology

NOTE: At around 35 minutes, I get a bit trigger happy and refer to the great biblical writer Job as an Apostle. This is, of course, inaccurate, though one could argue his experience of God was just as certain as those who bear the title. This is the nevertheless a misspeaking and should be pointed out as such.

Have you ever thought about the incomprehensibility of finite creatures like you me loving the infinite, eternal God of all glory?

It’s amazing to think that God loves us; but how do we love him? Is it even possible?

Using insights from the Bible, philosophy, and even science, we’re embarking on an in-depth study to find the answer to the question of how to love God.

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In Luke 10, Jesus affirms the response of a religious lawyer who quotes the Hebrew Bible’s teaching on the matter: “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself” (Luke 10:27).

We’re in lesson three of a series exploring the heart, soul, strength, and mind. Today, we dive right into the biblical command to love God with all of our soul.

There are many interesting biblical questions that relate to the soul. Are the soul and spirit the same thing? What does it mean to be “alive” in the biblical sense? Can animals love God? Lots of exciting questions to ponder today, as well as some exhortation to be thankful for the true “gift of life.” Listen in and enjoy!

In this lesson, you’ll learn:

  1. The New Testament parallel to the Hebrew understanding of the soul, and how it helps distinguish “life” from “non-life” in the biblical sense.
  2. Many say that “life is a gift” rather flippantly, taking for granted how true that statement is. We talk about the metaphysical necessity of God, and why we, as continent beings, have more to be thankful for than we realize.
  3. We look at the biblical usage of the word “soul” and discover some important truths about the relationship between God and those souls he’s created.

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