First Things First

What is the first commandment of all?

Mark 12:28: And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29: And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31: And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

We are to love the Lord our God with all of our heart soul mind and strength, and our neighbor as our self.

This is a great beginning to a ministry.  God is love and requires us to be like Him.  All things work by love in the kingdom of god, and indeed,
we are known by our love one to another.    The scripture says; we love God because He first loved us, and gave His life a ransom.  His life was given that we might live in Him.

Love produces a response toward God.  It should cause us to be faithful to Him, and desiring Him to be glorified.  Love is a place where the Lord is first.  Not first in friendship, because this will come.  Not as Peter said, "you know Lord, I'm fond of you", but with the Agape love, that love that is without searching for something in return.  The is the way of God's love for us.  It is the love of God.  Jesus died before we gave Him anything, and in our loving Him, we must be willing to give to Him in service that He may be glorified without expecting something in return or, always