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Nibble of Bread : Can you do it?

November 25, 2012

Matthew 22:37-39

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’…”

Very tough commands to live by. That first commandment packs a lot of love, many of us place things before our relationship with Christ. So, if we are not fulfilling the first and greatest commands from Jesus; wouldn’t everything else be void? When we go face to face with God, I wonder if He will say: “Well, you loved football, and your kids more than me; but that’s ok, I forgive you. I didn’t mean that commandment thing literally.”

I don’t think so.

This second command is especially tough, for me it’s harder than the first. But equally important. However! When we follow the first command, the second becomes much easier! Pretty sure that’s why Jesus made that one first, the reverse would be very difficult. Only the Love of Christ in us can overflow into our neighbors of good and… not so good.

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