Imagine the scene: A man and a woman are discussing marriage. The man says, “Dear, Iant to marry you; but I can only give you half of my heart. The other half is for my old girlfriends.I’ll only see them once in awhile....”Of course, no woman in her right mind would agree to such a marriage. She would probably tellhim to “Get lost!” Half - hearted lovers are a pain in the neck. Even worse, they are a pain in theheart.Or witness the painful scene that is repeated so often in “soap opera” America: A man (or aoman) leaves their spouse, because they’ve “found someone else.” It is a heart breaking andpainful scene, repeated day after day, week after week in our society.The pain of a rejected love cuts to the depth of a person’s heart. Yes, a half - hearted lover isorse than having no one, because a half - hearted lover will take advantage of your love and letou down in the end.......But there is a God of love who will never leave you, and never stops loving you. He is alwaysfaithful, always full of compassion and mercy, always kind, always ready to forgive. His love isawesome!God is certainly a “wholehearted” lover of people. His love is everlasting, trustworthy, andpowerful. He loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). His love will never fadeaway; it is pure and constant.Yet, sadly, God has a problem with “half-hearted lovers,” too: People who claim to love Him,but have “other loves” that they really love more than God. How it must break God’s heart to seepeople pursuing other loves: gambling, pornography, drugs, money, sexual sin, power, greed; or a life that mostly revolves around “self.”Someone who pursues these “other loves” has not even encountered the awesome power of God’s love. God’s love is experienced when you genuinely surrender your life to Christ, and putour complete trust in Him.If you surrender your heart to Christ, you will discover a love that is pure, constant, andunfailing. If you’ve been hurt by someone who has pursued “other loves,” you can receive thehealing love of Christ, which is a better love than any other kind of love in this world. Becausethis love of God is so pure and so precious, it cannot take “second place” to any other love, anymore than a husband’s “old girl friends” can share the love of his precious bride.Because God loves us with His whole heart, He also asks us to love Him with all of our heart.Jesus said that the greatest commandment is, “You shall love the Lord our God with all your heart,all of your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” Mark12:30).When you discover how much God loves you, it becomes easier and easier to love Him back.