Strength and Love

It’s one thing to do something with all of your strength for a person, but it is quite different when you do something out of love. When I do something and put all my strength into it, I may be doing it because it’s a necessity or an obligation. But if I do something out of love, I’ll go above and beyond what I did with all of my strength. Therefore, is what you do for God out of love or personal interest?

David said:

Now for the house of my God I have prepared with all my might: gold for things to be made of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, wood for things of wood, onyx stones, stones to be set, glistening stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and marble slabs in abundance. 1 Chronicles 29.2

Given the magnitude of the building and considering that the House was not for men but for God, David put all his strength into meeting the needs of the construction.

Now, take a look at what he did out of love:

Moreover, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house… 1 Chronicles 29.3

If he loved his own life, his possessions, his children or his family more than God, he would not have given his own treasure, which would ensure the future of his family. David’s love for God was above everything and everyone. Isn’t this what is written in the first commandment?

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. Matthew 22.37-38

Not everyone who loves puts all their strength into doing something, but those who love do not put a limit on the strength they use.

Those who have done something in favor of this Work will surely be blessed because they have tried to meet its needs, now imagine what will happen in the lives of those who, from here on out, do things with love for this House? Surely, they will go beyond what has been done until now.

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