Today let First start here, loving God requires knowing Him, and that knowledge begins with His Word. It may sound impossible, but to know Him is to love Him.
To love God is to worship and praise Him. “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only'” (ref,Luke 4*8). The Psalms provides many beautiful examples of how to worship and praise our Creator (e.g., Psalms 8, 19, 23, 24, 67, 99, 117, and 150).
To love God is to put Him first. The number one commandment is to love God “with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (ref,Mark 12*30). It’s an undivided love. God is our priority. If we love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength, then we won’t allow other things to crowd in us. Our love for God is manifested by loving people, but we do not love the things of the world. “Earth has nothing I desire besides you” (ref,Psalm 73*25). We cannot love this present world and God at the same time (ref,1 John 2*15); love for what the world offers can lead us astray .
To love God is to desire Him, to yearn for His righteousness, His Word, and His grace. Once we have tasted and seen that the Lord is good, we want more of Him. If we love God, we will be like Mary of Bethany, “who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said” If we love God, the psalmist’s description of the Word of God will resonate within us: “[it is] more precious than gold, than much pure gold; . . . sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb” (ref,Psalm 19*10)
Finally, to love God is to obey Him. Jesus Christ tells us, “If you love me you will obey what I command” (ref,John 14*15, 23; 15:10; 1 John 5*3). However, this is not a matter of merely following rules and registering good deeds. It is about having God’s love written indelibly on our hearts. We naturally wish to please those we love. When we love God, we will want to please Him and obey His commands eagerly. “I delight to do your will”.