The Greatest Commandment

Owe nothing to anyone–except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. Romans 13:8

Jesus said the greatest commandments are to love God with all our hearts and love your neighbor as yourself.  Sounds simple but yet the world is full of hatred and violence. Imagine a world if everyone did love each other as themselves?  Remember God is love, so when you look at the world with loving eyes, you look at the world thru Gods eyes, the way it was mean to be.

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Romans 13:9

All the commandments of the Bible can be fulfilled by following one commandment. Think about it if you truly loved your neighbor would you want to harm them or victimize them? No, the same goes for yourself. You don’t want anyone harming you or your family. If you treat people with the mutual respect that you wish to be treated, everyone can live together peacefully. Love is the cure to all problems.

Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:10

Why is it so difficult for the world to love one another? The answer is so simple yet nobody is willing to do it. The reason is selfishness, all sin is caused by selfishness. People refuse to love one another for reason of greed, envy, lust, and pride. If people learned to be more like Jesus, and think less about themselves and more about other people, then world peace would be possible.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew  22:37-40

If you can’t love, you can’t follow God, its as simple as that. The first thing we need to do as Christians, is have a “heart transplant”. When you accept Christ, remove all the hatred, bitterness, jealousy, ect from your heart. When you open your heart, then you will truly understand God and his ways.

Some people still are not going to like you, and some people are still going to do you wrong. Pay them no mind, fix your eyes on God and let them have to answer for there actions in Jesus name Amen.

15 thoughts on “The Greatest Commandment

  1. Wally Fry

    Good subject, and it’s been on my mind a lot lately. We don’t love as we should. I get that truth is true and we have to stand for truth, period. But sometimes I thing we are known more for the things we are against instead of what we are for. And what we are for, or should be, is love. Truth, absolutely, but driven by love and not by our personal feelings regarding some particular thing.

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  2. reubenkerrlostsonsreturning

    Excellent post, brother. Real food for thought! Totally agree about the selfishness part. If everyone who had gave to those who haven’t WHAT a difference that would make to this world.
    We can make a start by supporting our brothers and sisters in need. I grew up in an abusive children’s home but I won’t allow that experience to colour my life! So I turn it around and support http://www.watoto.com A Christian organisation that looks after children in children’s homes with loving Christian house parents. Some of them are literally on the streets, scavenging for food. If you know the African Childrens Choir – you know watoto! Remain in the Truth – Reuben

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