Now, I know what you may be thinking, and, yes, I am overwhelmed by the love of God for me and for others (for others mostly). And, yes, I’m even overwhelmed by the love of my wife, my family, and many friends.
But, that’s not really what this post is about.
Instead, it’s about our response to God, to Jesus Christ, to the Holy Spirit, to the gospel, to our salvation, etc. Love. Have you ever noticed how many times Scripture talks about our response of love?
I mean, we all know that Jesus said the greatest commandment (and, thus, the greatest response) is to love God and love our neighbors. But, really, even this only scratches the surface.
The prevalence and importance of love to Jesus and the authors of Scripture is overwhelming. It’s almost impossible to find a page in the New Testament that doesn’t include some aspect of love as our proper response to God, his work in our lives, and other people.
Love. God’s love is definitely overwhelming. But, lately, I’ve also been overwhelmed with thinking about, contemplating, and meditating on the extent of the commands, principles, and examples to us toward a life of love.
For you, what is an “overwhelming” verse/passage in Scripture about our love response to God, to his work in our lives, or to others?