February 6, 2008

Greatest Commandments

Posted in Love at 11:16 pm by 1thing2think

There were two equally importance commandments that Jesus replied when he was asked which one is the most important commandments. His replied was not on His own saying, but straight from the scripture.

29“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.31The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31. Refer to: Deut 6:4,5 and Lev. 19:18

Few things that we can learn from more from this passage.

1. Love God.
-The essence of loving God is so essential, such that Deut 6 show that we ought to teach our children to love God, and constantly remind oneself to love Him. Had it been given these days, it probably is written to set reminder on your alarm clock, calendars or PDAs.

2. Love Your Neighbor.

-Jesus didn’t say to love every one in the world. Instead, love the one in your vicinity. He has died for the world, and it is our job to love our neighbors. The parable of Good Samaritan was introduced after Jesus was asked “Who is my neighbors?”.

3. Love Yourself.

-So, who doesn’t love one self? While it may be fittingly means to be egoistic, one must be able to forgive oneself. Knowing that Father in heaven loves you will definitely help. In fact, being loved would be the starter to be able to love oneself. That’s why it’s important for a parents to shower their children with love.


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