Who Do You Love



Who Do You Love
Author: Mark V. Markov

When it comes to instruction
A path to salvation
From our Redeemer
And Savior.
Jesus Christ
He is our Lord.

Who do you love?
Who is your Lord?
Is it money?
Or is it Father, Son, Holy Spirit?
Your Creator Elohim.
Is it God?
Or this passing world?

For if you love money
More than God
More than people.
Then your commandment is man made

If you live by this principle  
Then it becomes your commandment
A commandment that says
Love money more than God
And more than people.

The love of money
Is the root of all evil
How can you expect
To get to heaven
Without  changing  
And aligning yourself
With the commandments of Jesus Christ.

To love God
With all your heart,
Soul, and mind.
To love others as self.

For he who does His will
Abides forever
But this world
And its desires
Are passing away

He who does the will of God
Abides forever
He who does the will of God
Abides forever

On this earth
We are a mist
We are a breeze
Here today
Gone tomorrow

But we always exist
We forever exist
It's not worth it
To lose your forever of happiness  
Over a passing phase

A time that is given to us
From our God
A chance
To believe with a living faith  
A living faith
Consisting of faith and works

Who do you love?
Who is your Lord?
Is it money?
Or is it Father, Son, Holy Spirit?
Your Creator Elohim.
Is it God?
Or this passing world?

For if you love money
More than God
More than people
Then your commandment is man made

If you live by this principle  
Then it becomes your commandment
A commandment that says
Love money more than God
And more than people.

The love of money
Is the root of all evil.
How can you expect
To get to heaven?
Without changing  
And aligning yourself,
With the commandments of Jesus Christ.

To love God,
With all your heart,
Soul, and mind.
To love others as self.

For he who does His will
Abides forever
But this world
And its desires
Are passing away

But he who does the will of God
Abides forever.
He who does the will of God
Abides forever.



1 Timothy 6:10
English Standard Version

10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.


Luke 12:15-21 ESV

15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully,

17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’

18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
 
19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’

20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’

21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”


James 2:14-26 ESV

Faith Without Works Is Dead

14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,

 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?

17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?


21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?

 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works;

 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.

24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?

26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.


Psalm 119:35 ESV
Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it.


Psalm 119:47 ESV
for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.

Psalm 119:48 ESV
I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your commandments.

Psalm 119:60 ESV
I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.

Psalm 119:66 ESV
Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.


Matthew 15:9 ESV
in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

Matthew 19:17 ESV
And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.”


Matthew 22:36-40 ESV

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”

37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment.

39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”


Luke 10:25-37
English Standard Version

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”

27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead.

31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.

32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.

34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’

36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”

37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”


John 14:15 ESV
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

John 14:21 ESV
Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

John 15:10 ESV
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

1 John 2:3 ESV
And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.


1 John 2:7-11 ESV

7 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.

 8 At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

9 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.

10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.

11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.


1 John 2:3-6 ESV

3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.

4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.


1 John 3:14-18 ESV

14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.

15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

17 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.



Matthew 25:31-46 ESV

The Final Judgment

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.

32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.

34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’

37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?

38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?

39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’

40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,

43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’

44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’

45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’

46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
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