Of all the things that Jesus taught, love was the theme of His message. For example, He said: “… Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”
Jesus stood on the banks of the pure, crystal clear river as it flowed silently by Him in majesty. He knew these waters were His Father’s concentrated divine love that flowed from His throne on its course between heaven and earth.
One day, as I was reading my Bible, I came across a scripture in Luke 9:23 that said, “And He said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” I did some more searching to see if there was anything else in the Bible pertaining to this subject. I found that the same thing was recorded in Matthew 16:24 and Mark 8:34.