"Why is knowing Him so important to God? Why does He want us to love Him with ever-increasing devotion? It's because of something called "creative affinity". Creative affinity means you become increasingly more like that which you love most. You take on the characteristics of whom or what you cherish most deeply. Have you ever noticed that when a couple has been married 50 or 60 years they start to look alike? People start to resemble what they love."
" Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment."