Faith and Christianity, Heart, Mind, Soul and Strength

Loving God

Mike makes a very good point,

“In Homer’s time (eighth century BC) and onward, however, it took on the even more significant meaning of both spiritual and intellectual life, including man’s will and decision-making.

These meanings flowed naturally into NT usage and provide us with striking applications.”

Similarly Old John Gill started his commentary with these words: 

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Matthew 22:37

thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind; that is, with all the powers and faculties of the soul, the will, the understanding, and the affections; in the most sincere, upright, and perfect manner, without any dissimulation and hypocrisy, and above all objects whatever, for this the law requires

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