Saturday, October 27, 2007

A friend of mine said a freind of hers said that it was more important to trust God than to love Him.
The more I think about it, the more I think she is right.

6 comments:

MamaK said...

Althoooough...

The *greatest commandment* is to ***LOVE*** the Lord our God with all of our hearts, souls, minds, and strength.

Just my 2 cents.

I have to say, though, that embracing reformed theology after years and years of rejecting it has caused me to trust God like never before. Not by force, but because I realize that He truly is in control. There have been so many fears that have gripped me (and paralyzed me) that have diminished in their power because I simply trust in God's Providence, where I used to think that I was at the mercy of the Enemy and other people. (Does this all make sense?)

:-)
Smiles,
Karen

Joyce said...

Hi, Kerri,

My initial thought was the one Karen voiced: The greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God.

So . . . Are you going to explain why you think your friend of a friend is right, or what you're thinking? It sounds thought-provoking. :)

Marbel said...

Hm, that is very interesting and thought-provoking.

Can we trust someone we don't love? I mean the complete trust we must have in God? I think they go together. But which comes first?

Amy said...

Wow- that is a deep thought. I think you can trust people whom you don't love. We tell the kids if they need help and we're not around to find a police officer (or a mom with kids). We trust that the officer would help our kids. But I wouldn't trust them completely.

Do please explain more. I would love to hear it.

Bethany said...

It seems to me that trust is the result of loving God. If you love God and are committed to loving Him, you know that you love Him because He first loved you (1 Jn. 4:19), and then trust follows because you believe that God loves you.

Anonymous said...

Yep--what ^they said.

I think both are important. I'm not sure we always trust like we ought. We have moments of near atheism. Meaning, when we fret and worry--are we trusting?

lynan