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First Love

Who was the first person you ever loved? For most, our first love was a caregiver. It was the person who poured into us, protected us and took care of our daily needs. Our love grew as a result of the love we received. 

The truth is we were loved before this caregiver ever thought of us. God planned us, created us and poured out His love for us through Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross. What is our response to such love? 1 John 4:19 says, “We love because [God] first loved us.” We love God and people because He loved us.

The Bible says the right response to God’s love is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” This means more than accepting His forgiveness. Each day we commit every part of ourselves to Him. Is there anything you are holding back from God, your first true love?

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