Yes, the Creator God is love.
His will is for you to love.
His law for you is to love.
You cannot say He is your God (or your Lord) or that you keep His 1st love commandment “having no other gods before Him” when you continually willfully disobey Him (disobey the 10LC). This is why Jesus said: “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46). So don’t fool yourself, to keep God’s 1st love commandment you must humble yourself and avidly seek and desire His will to be done in your life: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil” (Proverbs 3:5-7).
Yes, the Creator God is love. His will is for you to love. His law for you is to love. You cannot say He is your God (or your Lord) or that you keep His 1st love commandment “having no other gods before Him” when you continually willfully disobey Him.
The Kingdom of Christ and of God will NEVER belong to anyone who is impure or greedy, for a GREEDY person is really an IDOL WORSHIPPER — he loves and worships the good things of this life more than God.
So please control your tongue and don’t curse God, but always lift up his name in righteousness and holiness. “The Lord knoweth them that are his … Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity (sin)” (II Timothy 2:19).
“keeping the Sabbath day holy” is really a test from God. He uses it to discover who TRULY loves Him or who hates Him. He uses it to find out who will humble themselves and make Him first in their life, honoring HIS will and plans, or who just loves themselves and only wants to honor their own will and plans.
Whatever it takes! But again it is ALL just love shown towards the two humans (or neighbors) God chose to bring you into this world. The one’s who took care of you when you were young and helpless. What an honor this can be in a person’s life to honor their parents in this way!
The 6th love commandment consists of just four little words, yet those four little words are oh so POWERFUL in meaning … “Thou shall not kill”! Listen, there’s A LOT more behind obeying this commandment than simply not physically murdering someone. And Jesus had much to say about it! So let’s see what the Bible says.
The 9th love commandment is about the sin of “lying” — written in God’s Word as “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor”. Like most of God’s 10LC, it was given in the negative form Thou shalt NOT, but remember each commandment has its positive side too, which needs to be observed in order for the commandment to be fully obeyed. And the 9th love commandment’s positive notion is “Thou SHALL speak the truth”. With that being said, let’s dig deeper into the meaning behind this love commandment.
Lastly, the word “fornication” in the New Testament was translated from the Greek word “porneia” meaning: sexual immorality, fornication, marital unfaithfulness, prostitution, adultery, a generic term for sexual sin of ANY kind. Using this word, the Apostle Paul explained why keeping the 7th Love Commandment is so important in our lives: “FLEE FORNICATION. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (I Corinthians 6:18-20).
“Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth” (Ephesians 4:28).
The 10th love commandment is God’s final commandment (or word) on love. It is like His summary or conclusion on the matter. In fact, if one considers the complete chronological ordering of the 10LC, one finds they are really a masterful dissertation on the subject of love, from introduction to conclusion. Let’s look into this as we explore the tenth and final commandment, which deals with covetousness.