September 17, Today’s thought-With All my Mind

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Good Morning

Matthew 22:37-40
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.
39 And the second is like unto it,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments
hang all the law and the prophets.

Matthew 22:37

Thou shalt love the Lord
This is a subject of the greatest importance,
and should be well understood,
as our Lord shows that the whole of true religion
is comprised in thus loving God and our neighbor

4. He loves God with all his mind (intellect – διανοια)
who applies himself only to know God, and his holy will:
– who receives with submission, gratitude, and pleasure,
the sacred truths which God has revealed to man:
– who studies no art nor science
but as far as it is necessary for the service of God,
and uses it at all times to promote his glory
– who forms no projects nor designs
but in reference to God and the interests of mankind:
– who banishes from his understanding and memory
every useless, foolish, and dangerous thought,
together with every idea which has any tendency to defile his soul,
or turn it for a moment from the center of eternal repose.
In a word, he who sees God in all things
– thinks of him at all times
– having his mind continually fixed upon God,
acknowledging him in all his ways
– who begins, continues, and ends
all his thoughts, words, and works, to the glory of his name:
– this is the person who loves God
with all his heart, life, strength, and intellect.
He is crucified to the world,
and the world to him:
he lives, yet not he,
but Christ lives in him.
He beholds as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
and is changed into the same image from glory to glory.
Simply and constantly looking unto Jesus,
the author and perfecter of his faith,
he receives continual supplies
of enlightening and sanctifying grace,
and is thus fitted for every good word and work.

And to think God loves me the way I am to love Him.
It is beyond understanding.
All I can pray –
Lord, help be draw evermore nigh unto thee.
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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