Part 3 - The Fall and the Restoration
Overview: Loving God With All One's Soul
A right relationship with God requires a dependence on His fullness through the indwelling Holy Spirit. "Let not the rich man glory in his riches," but let him glory in the richness of God. Because God requires agape love, He has designed it that He indwell the believer and is the resource for works of lovingkindness. This requires the believer to reject his own resources and to depend upon and glory in God's resources. Thus Jesus defined the meaning of the Second Commandment with the words, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your soul." The believer gives way to the fullness and richness of the living God, a richness characterized by lovingkindness.