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To love the Lord… by orchardblog
May 13, 2008, 8:50 pm
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Missionary evangelist Stanley Jones writes

The Christian position is “Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy mind” – the intellectual nature; “with all thy heart” – the emotional nature; “with all thy soul” – the willing nature; and “with all thy strength” – the physical nature. The total person is to love him – mind, emotion, will, strength. But the “strength” might mean the strength of all three. Some love him with the strength of the mind and the weakness of the emotion – the intellectualist in religion; some love him with the strength of emotion and the weakness of mind – the sentimentalist in religion; some love him with the strength of the will and the weakness of emotion – the man of iron who is not very approachable. But loving God with the strength of the mind, the strength of the emotion, and the strength of the will – that makes the truly Christian and the truly balanced and the truly strong character.

From Ordering your private world by Gordon MacDonald

Posted by Kathryn Egly

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