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How does the bible define "loving God", and importantly, how to develop a deep love for God? It is probably best to start with the Biblical definition of love; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, ...


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I think Scripture answers this very clearly, in the Gospel of John: John 14:21 (RSV) He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. and, again, a few verses later: John 14:23 (RSV) If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and ...



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