Love and the Word of YHVH are closely intertwined. To guard His Word with our whole hearts, we have to love and desire His Word. How is love instilled in His People? Could it be obedience to His Commands?
It becomes a part of us because we walk in His Way. We learn to practice love His Way, the way He has defined it. You cannot practice love without obedience and you cannot practice obedience without love. They cannot be separated…
32 I run the way of Your commands, For You enlarge my heart. 33 Teach me, O יהוה, the way of Your laws, And I observe it to the end. 34 Make me understand, that I might observe Your Torah, And guard it with all my heart. 35 Make me walk in the path of Your commands, For I have delighted in it. 36 Incline my heart to Your witnesses, And not to own gain. 37 Turn away my eyes from looking at falsehood, And revive me in Your way. 38 Establish Your word to Your servant, Which leads to the fear of You.
It is through Him that we learn love, it is by His Word that we practice love. Many have their own definition of love and fail to see how it is integrated all throughout the Word of YHVH. Man has corrupted YHVH’s definition of love through disobedience and transgression.
YHVH began showing us His love from the beginning…He formed man and then tenderly and lovingly breathed the breath of life into him. He brought him into the creation that he had made for him to live in. He gave man His Word to live by and He walked with man. He gave us an example…
Notice carefully what Yochannan (John) says here…
2 John 1:5-6
5 And now I ask you, Kuria (Lady), not as though I wrote a fresh command to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. 6 And this is the love, that we walk according to His commands. This is the command, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
John is NOT giving them a new command! Love has NOT changed from the beginning!
Why do people keep trying to redefine love and hold others to their standard? YHVH taught His People how to love one another…HOW?
Walking according to HIS COMMANDS! It is the SAME command we were given from the BEGINNING! We are supposed to WALK according to His Commands…THAT is where we learn love and how love develops in us!
How and why does love grow cold? How is it that people do not understand what it means to love and how to truly show love one to another?
12 “And because of the increase in lawlessness, the love of many shall become cold.
It is because of LAWLESSNESS! What is lawlessness? Disobedience because of NOT guarding the commands of YHVH. The world has its own definition of love and MANY are following that way…it is NOT The Way of YHVH!
Their love grows cold and they REFUSE to see it…
Always, seek the truth…rethink, relearn, return.