When we are looking for answers or want to know something about God, the bible is where to find those answers. The first and greatest commandment of all is ‘to love God with your whole heart.’
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
You can’t love God just by saying it. You can’t love God with words, or thoughts or beliefs or with emotions.
With that being said, there are multiple bible scriptures in the old and new testament that tell us how to love God and, the truth is, they all say the same thing.
Here they are:
1. 2 John
6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
2. 1 John 5
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
4. John 14
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
5. John 14
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
6. Joshua 22
5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
7. Nehemiah 1
5 And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:
8. Daniel 9
4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;
9. John 14
31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
10. Deuteronomy 7
9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
11. Exodus 20
6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
12. John 15
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.