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Let's start today sermon with two of the most inspiring scriptures in the Bible.

Ro 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

1Co 2:9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."

Now let's turn to two scriptures with promise.

Jas 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

Jas 2:5 Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

Now having looked over those four verses, what is the common denominator. To those who love God, certain things will happen.
What does it mean to love God. How do you love God? one way to love God is found in I John 4:20

1Jo 4:20 If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? We can see why this church jumping is not good. If you are going from here to there because you can no longer get along with your brother...if you can no longer say you love your brother...how can you love God.

Lets turn to Matt.22:37-39
Mt 22:37, 39 Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'

How does the Bible say to love your neighbor as your self?

Ro 13:9 For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Ro 13:10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. to fulfil, i.e. to cause God's will (as made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and God's promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfilment ... a fulfilling, keeping.

Jas 2:8 If you really fulfill theroyal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well;

Now in Romans 13:9 Paul told us that keeping those 5 commandments showed love to our neighbor. We know the fifth commandment is directed towards our parents. So that leaves 4 other commandments. Who do they show love towards?