From the Old Testament to the New, the Bible unrelentingly pushes us towards love. It commands us to love. It expects us to love. And it paints a picture of a future for this world that is filled with love, from God to people, from people to God, and from all people to each other.
Main Text: Matthew 22:34-40; Song of Songs 3:1-5
What is the Bible? This is a huge question with many possible answers. We’ll address it from a variety of directions in this series.
This week we’ll see that the goal of the Bible is love. If we miss that, we miss the point.
Jesus sums the whole Old Testament with two connected commands: love God and love people.
Since the love of God is supposed to be all-encompassing—with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength—the Bible’s most passionate love song, of a woman to the “one her soul loves” might helpfully put into words the kind of intimacy we long for with God.