The direction of a man’s life is determined by what he “loves” (157). This is the generic, everyday sense of the word. It is used from the ridiculous to the sublime. Thus it would be appropriate to use it to say, “I love ice cream” as well as to say “I love God.” Indeed, it is the word that God used in what Jesus quoted for the greatest commandment:
(Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV) And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.What are the loves of your life? What would you miss if it disappeared today? Would your life change if all the coffee in the world were bought up by a foreign syndicate? Would you still eat if salt disappeared? Would you still read the Bible if the only translation left was ______?
What loves are the basis for your decisions?
So? Go ahead and love your sushi and chocolate chip cookies. Just make sure that the real love of your life is Jesus. Don’t let anything replace Him. Let your choices reflect that today.