Questions related to Command 39: Love the Lord
Rekindling Your “First Love” for the Lord
remember, repent, and do the “first works”
When a person receives Christ as his Savior, he experiences the delight of “first love” for the Lord. God’s Spirit witnesses with his spirit that he is a child of God (see Romans 8:16), and this newfound relationship brings great joy and freedom.
God’s Gift of Salvation
sin and judgment meet grace and mercy
Have you ever taken something that did not belong to you, told a lie, or envied someone’s possessions? What about hating another person or harboring a lustful heart? When we are honest, each of us will admit to doing wrong things.
Freedom From Bondage
deliverance from hidden moral failure
Growing up, I had the typical “Leave It to Beaver” family. Mom stayed at home and made sure dinner was on the table at 5:30 when Dad walked through the door. I had one brother, one sister, and everything I could ask for—loving parents, a warm home, and all my needs met.
Seven Basic Principles of Life
design, authority, responsibility, suffering, ownership, freedom, success
Just as there are universal laws that govern the world of nature, there are basic principles that govern our personal lives and relationships. These seven Biblical principles apply to every person, regardless of culture, background, religion, age, education, or social status.
Evidences of Leaving Your “First Love” for the Lord
warning signs to heed
Every Christian should be aware of the danger of leaving his first love for the Lord.
Advice on Sibling Relationships
tips on sibling harmony
Although family relationships are some of the most valuable ties we have, most children and youth struggle to get along with their brothers and sisters. Irritations, competition, quarrelling, and other typical challenges can quickly turn a household into a battle zone.
Strengthening Family Relationships
discover the keys of prayer and love
All too often, God’s people lose generation after generation to the distractions and cares of this life, bringing up children who leave faith behind as they reach adulthood. We want our children to continue on in the faith. This outcome does not happen by accident.
Rewards for Keeping the Commands of Christ
treasures to reap when living by the words of Jesus
When we keep—that is, observe, remember, and apply—the commands of Jesus Christ, Scripture explains that many rewards will follow.
No One Can Serve Both God and Money
insights from the failure of Biblical characters
Loving God requires wholehearted commitment: heart, soul, mind, and strength. If we resist God’s control in any area of our lives, we foster weaknesses that lead to temptation and compromise.