Love God First



Love God First
© 2017 Tom D Blakely

My love of self blocks out my love for You
I love You Lord but not as I ought to.
The problem isn’t difficult to grasp
I cannot love God when I love me first.

If I loved God I’d always put God first
Forgetting me and loving Him the most.
Real love is loving others more than self
We tend to think of love as something less.

It seems our love is biased to our selves
God’s children often need His help with this.
Lord by Your Spirit help us to love You
Unhappy we will be until we do.

My love of self blocks out my love for You
So why do I still not know what to do?
The answer isn’t difficult to see
To love God first and more than I love me!


Jesus said:
“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]


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