In Deuteronomy 6:5, God instructed His people: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Then, in Matthew 22:36–8, Jesus identified this as the Greatest Commandment—our highest calling, central purpose, and ultimate goal. This collection of Bible verses, and accompanying devotionals, will challenge you to love God deeply—heart, mind, strength, and soul.
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.”
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
For in him we live and move and have our being.
For this reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control.
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whateve hatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed . . . and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked.
Watch your life and doctrine closely.
All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.
I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me.
Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
You have not kept the LORD'S command.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love.
How many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me?
Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!