How can a person say “I love You, Jesus.” You can’t see Jesus, you can’t hear Him like your wife or husband, so if you say that you love Jesus, what do you mean? How can you measure that? Isn’t that just a statement that people make, but has no substance to it. It is difficult to discuss this because everything that is used as proof by most people is inside feelings and emotions that can’t really be weighed or counted.
Don’t get me wrong, I say, “I love You Jesus” a lot, all the time. It is very important that we love God, it is the foremost commandment in the Bible. In fact when we define what a Christian is using the Bible as our authority the only definition that really works is “a Christian is someone who loves Jesus.”
John 14:23 Jesus said, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.”
1 Corinthians 16:22 If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed.
It is so important that we genuinely love the Lord, not just say, “ I love you” with little understanding if we really do or not. It has been my observation that many people who are quick to say, “ I love You, Jesus,” have been trained to say it by their church, by the words in our worship songs and the “church language culture,” we want to fit in and appear spiritual so we talk the talk. It is incredibly easy to become self-decieved.
My love for my wife can be measured by what I do for her, how I treat her, the sacrifices that I make in order to make her happy. What I feel doesn’t really matter, it is what I do that matters.
The church is called “The Bride of Christ,” “The Body of Christ.” “The Body of Christ,” is used over a dozen times in the New Testament, and it means, “The body which is Christ.” Jesus Christ is manifesting His presence in the world through the church.
I state my love and commitment for Jesus this way; “My love for my church is my love for Jesus, my commitment to my church is my commitment to Jesus.” I can see by my actions my level of love, I am not guessing or being deceived by words only.
It is easy to see from Revelation 2 and 3, and from life that there are many unhealthy churches, liberal churches, so it is very important that we find a good church and love them, serve them, learn from them, worship Jesus with them. I love You, Jesus, with all my heart.