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)
What a privilege to have the Holy Spirit as our teacher to guide us into all truth. Please take some time to give thanks for this privilege.
Over the last two days we have considered how much God loves us, and how much he expects us to love Him. How about our love for others? The command in the passage is to “Love your neighbour as yourself”. Some may argue that the command to love others is more daunting than the command to love God. Please prayerfully consider the command, “Love your neighbour as yourself” and answer today’s questions.
Today’s Questions for comments:
- What is the biggest challenge you face in obeying the command to love your neighbor as yourself?
- In your opinion, what are some of the most memorable Biblical examples of this command being practiced?
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