Thursday, June 9, 2016

4 words = 2 greatest commandments

Mark 12

28 One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the debate.

He realized that Jesus had answered well,

so he asked,

"Of all the commandments, which is the most important?"

29 Jesus replied,

"The most important commandment is this:

'Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD.

30 And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart,

all your soul,

all your mind,

and all your strength.'

31 The second is equally important:

'Love your neighbor as yourself.'

No other commandment is greater than these."

Jesus boils it all down here.

Jesus tells people, basically, how the whole thing operates,

what God finds as the most important elements of our existence.

Love God.

Love others.

Now, if you've read my blogs very much, you know I always or almost always mention these passages when they come up in my sequential reading.

You may wonder why I repeatedly mention it.

Have you implemented the singularity of Jesus highest mandate: “Love God. Love others.”?

I know I haven't.

Jesus makes it simple for His simple creation.

No favorite do's & don't.

No leanings toward or away from any kind of classification we can put on our fellow humans.

No judging.

No condemning anyone.

No nothing.

Just 2 things...

2 sentences.
4 words.

Love God. Love others.

4 words = 2 greatest commandments.


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