Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
Larger Catechism 104 Pt. 1
Larger Catechism 104 Pt. 1

WLC 104: Loving God with the Inner Life


God is Love

Love as Duty/Obedience

Loving God with the Whole Human Person

Q103: Which is the first commandment?

A103: The first commandment is, Thou shall have no other gods before me.[1]


Q104: What are the duties required in the first commandment?

A104: The duties required in the first commandment are, the knowing and acknowledging of God to be the only true God, and our God;[1] and to worship and glorify him accordingly,[2] by thinking,[3] meditating,[4] remembering,[5] highly esteeming,[6] honoring,[7] adoring,[8] choosing,[9] loving,[10] desiring,[11] fearing of him;[12] believing him;[13] trusting,[14] hoping,[15] delighting,[16] rejoicing in him;[17] being zealous for him;[18] 


Knowing and Acknowledging God

The Necessity of Theology



Knowing God as the True God and as Our God (1 Chron. 28:9; Dt 26:17; Isa. 43:10; Jer. 14:22)


“A right attitude towards God is a reverent attitude, which realizes and acknowledges the relation between Creator and creature and the infinite difference and distances between the two, and which recognizes that God is an infinite being whom we can never comprehend, but who will always remain mysterious and wonderful to us.” - Johannes Vos


Worshiping and Glorifying God

The Meaning of Worship/Glorifying God (Ps 95:6-7; Matt. 4:10; Ps 29:2)



Thinking, Meditating,… (Mal 3:16, Eccl 12:1)





Highly Esteeming, Honoring, Adoring… (Ps 71:19; Mal 1:6; Isa 45:23)



Choosing, Loving, Desiring… (Josh 24:15,22, Dt 6:5, Ps 73:25)



The Fear of God (Is 8:13)

Ungodly Terror




Godly Fear (Ex. 18:21; Ps. 34:11; Acts 9:31)




Believing God

Trust (Is 26:3)



Hope (Ps 130:7)



Delight (Ps 37:4)



Rejoicing in God/Being Zealous for Him (Ps 32:11; Rom 12:11; Num. 25:11)

The Meaning of Zeal

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