“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates.” – Deuteronomy 6:5-9 NIVUK
God’s Word needs to permeate our existence.
“BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. [Rom. 13:8-10; Gal. 3:1-29; II Tim. 3:16.]”
Psalm 1:1-2 AMP
The Bible offers a reasonable, coherent explanation to where we come from, why we are here, how we are to live and what is to come. In the beginning, after God had created the heavens, the earth and all living creatures in an orderly manner, He created human beings in His likeness! He created us with purpose. We have been given stewardship of the earth and we have been given the incredible gift and responsibility to establish, and live in, community.
Since we have been created in the image of God and God has always existed in perfect relationship, it follows that we have been created for relationship. The ultimate, perfectly fulfilling relationship is between Him and us. He created us in an act of pure love, not expecting anything in return – something that is hard to fathom.
For love to be love and for relationship to be relationship God has created us with the ability to choose to love. Unfortunately, instead of choosing to love Him in the infinitely wise way He taught us to love (His moral code), we chose to pursue our own desires. The implications of this choice were of infinite proportions. God had created everything so finely tuned that breaking trust with Him not only brought eternal separation between us and God but also had a permanent impact on the physical universe He had created for us to live in.
However God was not caught by surprise and He set a plan in motion to restore everything that was lost. His Son, Jesus Christ, in an act of pure love has become the bridge between God and us. We are now living in the blessed hope that Jesus is coming back, as He promised, and at that time what was broken will be perfectly restored.