To Know Him, is to Love Him

rom Mark 12:28-34 / To Know Him, is to Love Him – The first commandment is to hear and know God as He is. And once we are confronted with Him in this untold glory – we can do nothing but love Him, and let that spill over to others. We would imagine the commandment of highest priority is to worship Him. But we cannot worship aright what we do not know aright. So here is the question – do we hear the Word of God concerning its revelation God? Do we comprehend the revelations of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in all of their redemptive wonder? And does it reduce us? Does it dwarf us and bring us to true humility? Not by making less of us, but making much of God, as is proper. Oh that we might truly know Him. For that can only lead to our truly loving Him. As is sung of The King in Song of Songs 5 – He is “altogether lovely” (KJV) If He is not – you do not know Him yet. And I pray you will – soon.

Oh to love, with all my heart

This one who died for me

To prize Him, far above all else

Surpassing all I see

That I may truly know Him

As Heaven’s crowning gem

The radiant sum of Heaven’s wealth

Love’s flower, root and stem

That all my soul might grasp Him

Each passion full informed

Perception raised to highest pow’r

And new conceptions formed

That He alone might charm me

And all temptations fade

Restored to the original

For what I first was made

That I may understand Him

In whom all truth resides

God’s wisdom shining outward

No depth of God He hides

To let my mind explore Him

Who knows no human bounds

The infinite, eternal one

Whose universe He sounds

With all my strength to serve Him

To wear the yoke of love

That binds in Heaven’s sweetest way

My will to His above

That no command’s a burden

As He bore all my sin

My heart, my soul, my mind, my strength

Devoted all to Him

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