Love God

Mark 12:28-31
"Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?”
Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.   And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.  And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Here we have one of the few times Jesus answers a question directly. Often He will answer with a story or with a question back. But here we have the law interpreted straight from the Savior, the Son of God. The key to the whole law is love for God. Honoring, reverencing, obeying and adoring Him. Next is to love your neighbor. To help, to do for him what you would want done for you.

Let us confess our breaking of these commandments God has given us.


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