How can we show that we love God?


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Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

Which God? There are thousands, maybe even millions of Gods, each having a different set of ideals they want followed.

Call me Z Profile
Call me Z answered

If your God is all-knowing, wouldn't He already know whether you do or not? Probably a one sided affair anyway. 

Isaiah 64:6 "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags..." Is it really worth your limited time to profess love for an invisible deity who thinks so little of you or your efforts.

Read the Bible, really read it. It is the single greatest cause of atheism that has ever existed. 

Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered

Well personally ... Having studied various religious beliefs for a couple decades ... I didn't find a single "god" I would profess love to.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

By not holding him up to ridicule.

Every time some god-lover starts wittering on about what a great guy God is (despite evidence to the contrary) it invites comical response from all those people who can see the broader canvas. If you want to honour god, do it in the secrecy of your own heart where he won't be made a laughing stock.

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Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
I occasionally get really pissed at him, but fortunately He can easily handle my anger.

And I have always found His appreciation for good humor to be infinite.

If He exists, I fear that if you are posting at the same time I am talking to Him, He may tell me to "Wait a second" while He reads your post.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I guess he'd have to be Internet-savvy, Tom. I once raised the point that the Bible would have been easier to read if God had used hypertext when he wrote it. I was howled down (on the basis that people wouldn't have understood hypertext in those days and the Internet didn't yet exist) but thought that any being that could create the universe would have no trouble surmounting those small problems.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
I remember, if not when you wrote it, at least once when you referred to it.

He moves through time as easily as I move through space---I agree that probably would have been an insignificant "complication" for Him.
John McCann Profile
John McCann answered

How can you show that you love Santa Claus?

I think loving Santa would be more productive in the long run.

Ty Hibb Profile
Ty Hibb answered

This is what the bible says is the answer to your question. The bible says at 1 John 5:3 - "This is what the love of God means, that we observe his commandments; and yet his commandments are not burdensome." Showing love to God will also bring us the best results in life. Everything we are asked by God to do, is in fact the best thing to do.

RIK RZ Profile
RIK RZ answered

In Islam, by following the rules and fearing nothing else other than Allah ( fear because he can destroy you if you don't follow the rules and fear leads to obedience. That Fear leads to obedience part only works for omnipotent beings)

Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

Be a kind, compassionate and loving human, take care of the planet and pay your taxes. It doesn't take belief of a deity or the love of one.

To paraphrase
Gandhi.... I can totally embrace Christianity, it is the Christians I
do not understand. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ!

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
John Fugelsang is no Gandhi but he put it this way: "I've come to view Jesus much the same way I view Elvis. I love the guy but his fan clubs freak me out."
Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
Fugelsang does have a way with words.
AnnNettie Paradise Profile

The Scriptures refer to the figurative heart, which is the inner person—our desires, attitudes, and feelings. So loving Jehovah with our whole heart means that more than anything else, we desire to please God. (Psalm 86:11) We show that we have such love by making our personality acceptable to him. We strive to imitate God by ‘abhorring what is wicked and clinging to what is good.’ (Romans 12:9) Just as we want to please our parents, our marriage mate, and our boss, we prove our wholehearted love for Jehovah by seeking above all to please him. After all, he deserves first, not secondary place in our heart.

Cookie Hill Profile
Cookie Hill answered

We can show that we love God by doing what is stated at 1 John 5:3, " This is what the love of God means, that we observe his commandments, and yet his commandments are not burdensome."  A study of the Bible will help a person to identify what those commandments are.

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