CRC - Bible School - CHB 2 - 2017 (PRIORITIES OF LIFE : LOVE THE LORD YOUR…
CRC - Bible School - CHB 2 - 2017
PRIORITIES OF LIFE : LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD
Priority = act or right of going ahead / before in order, place, rank or time
Mark 12 : 29 - 31
2 Major priorities in Scripture:
The Lord / Kingdom our / of God
Our neighbour / all these things
1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.
1 Cor 6:12
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
We want :arrow_forward: blessing of Lord rest on us then :arrow_forward: must live according :arrow_forward: pattern laid out for us :arrow_forward: Word of God
Priority & first are synonymous
1st person relate & fellowship with is Lord our God
God-given priority :arrow_forward: love Lord our God & seek His Kingdom
2.1 ORDER OF CREATION
God = 1st because Creator: source & founder of all things & purpose to all things
MAN, GLORY OF CREATION
All creation was for man (God crowning work) to rule & use as he willed.
In image & likeness = His class & level :arrow_forward:
someone whom He could share His life with (Man, Gods companion)
God give :arrow_forward: He had & share goodness, love, joy, peace, power etc
Man is God's property! Therefore Lord our God should :arrow_forward: our priority!
2.2 THE LORD IS ONE
"Lord is first / Only God / One & Only God " = No other God
2.3 YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD
Love = Agape (Greek) : "Value & prize above all other things"
Love = "Benevolence/ will for good of the Lord our God (goodwill toward Lord our God)"
2.3.1 THE REAL VALUE
real inherent value
of object of love =
never have goodwill
2.3.2 SUPERFICIAL VALUE
Only see superficial value :arrow_forward: object = superficial love & lack real love
object dealing with. Love flunctuate & change with outward appearance :arrow_forward: one we
trying to love
Fear / selfishly motivated
Love based :arrow_forward: outward appearance, love will never be real
2.3.3 WHAT ABOUT GOD?
only love God based :arrow_forward: face value (He do for them)
& no understanding :arrow_forward:
His real value, nature & character
Moses wanted :arrow_forward: know God face to face (personal, intimate friend) but Israelites too affraid :arrow_forward: only saw face value (God fearsome, awesome, terrifying)
John 6:14-15 & 26
Multitudes loved Jesus :arrow_forward: He fed & provided their needs. Jesus challenged them:arrow_forward:
partake of Him as a Person
, rejected Him.
Only 12 disciples loved Him :arrow_forward: real value
Real love motivated :arrow_forward: please & bless object of that love!!
2.4 THE LORD YOUR GOD - WHO IS HE?
Lord = Jehovah (Hebrew)
Lord (English writing) & JHWH (Hebrew writing without vowels, unprounceable word) = 'I Am that I Am'
1st appearance = Moses :arrow_forward: burning bush : Asks
Whohe should say was sending him
Name reveals true nature, character of God connected :arrow_forward: salvation, redemption, provision etc
Appears as I am your:
God = Elohim
Plural form of 'Elah' =
Gods (composite plural: one unit made up of more than one part)
Gen 1:26-27 (Who is Elohim)
The Holy Spirit
Father, Son & Holy Spirit
This is Who "I Am that I Am" is
We have revelation :arrow_forward: who
the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit are :arrow_forward: we have real love for Jehovah Elohim
; Lord our God
Real love is proportional to real value & finds pleasure :arrow_forward: presence of God
Real value :arrow_forward: Lord our God :arrow_forward: His person, character & nature
LOVE WITH ALL YOUR HEART
fatherhood of the
revealed to us :arrow_forward: we have real love for Lord our God
Revelation (Who does revealing?)
Lord our God reveals Himself :arrow_forward: open, searching, hungry & thirsty hearts
LOVE WITH ALL YOUR SOUL
LOVE WITH ALL YOUR MIND
LOVE WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH
PRIORITIES OF LIFE : LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR
OUR MARRIAGE COMPANION
A GODLY OFFSPRING
THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD
THE WORK OF OUR HANDS