The greatest commandment.

Series: Resilient | Week 5: Put It All on the Line

Matthew 22:36-40
“’Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?’ Jesus replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.’”

Jesus said that if His followers could love God with everything in them and truly love others, they’d be following all the moral expectations God has for them. Ten Commandments handed down through Moses summed up in two.

Respond in Prayer
As you spend a few minutes with God now think through some questions: Who is your neighbor that Jesus commands you to love? Who around you has needs that you can meet? Who is someone who is maybe difficult to love? Is the motivation behind everything you do love or obligation? Ask God to do a work in your heart, helping you truly love God and people more each day. Meditate on these verses throughout your day.

For Families with Kids at Home
Chances are that at some point within this quarantine, the most difficult people to love live within your own walls. Consider this: the “love your neighbor as yourself” command from Jesus also applies to those we live with. Our kids, and our spouses, are our neighbors. Ask God today to help you see your family members in this way: that you would love them as you love yourself.