And The Greatest Of These...
The Beatles got one thing right. All we do need is love.
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV)
Isn't it interesting how Jesus sums up all the Law in Exodus 20 with these two commandments?
Why is that?
My thought is that if we get these two things right, we won't need to concern ourselves with the rest.
We won't have idols because we're too busy loving Jesus. And if we're loving him, I highly doubt that we'll be cussing up a storm at His expense or ignoring the sabbath. Honoring our parents, as well as keeping our hands off other people's stuff and spouses won't even be an issue if we're loving our neighbor as ourselves.
Are you loving the Lord with all of your heart, soul and mind? If not, what part of you is He not getting?In Him,
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