One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28-31)
Bible reading is good but isn’t Bible Study much more enriching? Today we continue with our consideration of Mark 12:28-31. Yesterday in the many wonderful comments made, a lot was said about the quality of God’s love for us. How about the expected quality of our love for God? The passage says that love for God should be “with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”. Prayerfully consider the phrase in quotes and answer today’s questions.
Today’s Questions for comments:
- How would you characterize the standard of love for God that is commanded of us?
- What role does Bible Study play in helping you practically satisfy this standard?
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