Love Wins In The Kingdom Of God

Mark 12:28-34

“Love wins” is what I said  to center myself when at the beginning of a big conversation some startling news was spoken. I went deep within myself  to call out what I knew to be most true – God’s love wins.

By putting love out in front of the rest of the conversation, then I was trusting that God’s love and wisdom would guide the rest of the talk toward the best possible outcome. That’s because God’s Great Commandment of love is great for a reason. Through it God trumps everything else. And in the above conversation,  when hearts needed to speak in love to get through issues, love also won
that outcome.

Lean in to this Sunday’s message to hear God show you how love can win in your life.

28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

32 “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. 33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

34 When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.