With over 600 laws in the Old Testament, it was a valid question to ask which one was most important. That question and answer is our Bible text for this week’s devotional time:
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall 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: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. (Mark 12:28-34 ESV)
A quick thought to start your Monday…Jesus was able to clearly communicate that Loving God & Loving Others was the central command of God. He did this with His words and He also did this with His actions. Think of all the wonderful loving things He did.
Here is your question: Knowing that I follow Christ, if a person listened to you and I for one week non-stop and watched what you and I did for one week non-stop what would they determine is the most important command of God?