Sunday, September 1, 2013


In Mark 12 today we see Jesus speaking to the people again in parables. AS He is wisely teaching, some of the Pharisees and Sadducees come again with questions intended to trip Jesus up on the Law. When He answers them wisely, again leaving them speechless, one of the scribes listening came to Jesus, sincerely, with a question. The question and the answer Jesus gives is found in verses 28-31:

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."  New Living Translation

The MOST important thing that we, as born again believers, can do is to obey these two commands! In fact, Matthew expands on this, showing that Jesus also added this in Matthew 22:40 :

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. KJV

Romans 13:8 also tells us that when we walk this love walk, loving HIM first, and then loving others, we have fulfilled all of the Law!

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another hath fulfilled the law. KJV

SO, make loving Him your top DAILY priority, and then you will be well able to love others! AMEN! Here is Hillsong  with "Unending Love":

Shalom in Him!