“I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands” (Psalm 119:10).
How does one love? What does a person who is in love do? How can you tell that a person is in love?
A person who is in love with another person will do things that please the other, think about them constantly, think of ways that delights the other.
So, when we say we love God, how does one love God? What does a person who loves God do? How can you tell if a person loves God?
It’s no different than a person who is in love with another. A person who loves God will do things that please God, think about God constantly, and think of ways that delight the heart of God.
But, ultimately, a person who loves God seeks God with all their heart. And that a person seeks God with all their heart is demonstrated in how one keeps God’s commands. Loving God and obeying God’s commands are inseparable because obeying God is how one loves God.
The thing about loving God is that, unlike loving a person, God is invisible. You can’t touch God. You can’t see God. So, how can one love God?
That’s where God’s laws and commands come in. God’s laws and commands are the visible way that a person can love God.
Seek the LORD with all your heart. Do not stray from God’s commands. For it is in obeying God’s commands that we love God.