This is from back in January. Jesus’ Great Commandments were brought up in the comments to yesterday’s post, so I thought it might be good to revisit this topic. Currently, I have nothing new to add so I’m simply reblogging this.
But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
(Matthew 22:34-40 ESV)
Whenever I start thinking about the Law my mind first goes to Leviticus and Deuteronomy and Moses and the desert. I think to myself, “How is a person supposed to do all that stuff, especially today?” The short answer is, I’m not. First of all, I am what the Bible refers to…
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