Greatest Commandment?

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Matthew 22:36

Jesus was asked what is the greatest commandment, his response was very simple however do many people really get what he’s saying? Sometimes Christianity can get complicated, but when we apply these simple rules by Jesus its clear. Put God truly first then you can truly love others.

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. Matthew 22:37-38

The greatest commandment is that we love God, this may sound simple but really is a stumbling block for many people. To first love God you have to acknowledge he exists, you have to get to know him, and then trust him.

Now that simple commandment seems more complicated. People like to throw the word Love around loosely. But to truly Love commands many things including trust, honesty, and sacrifice.

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  Matthew 22:39

Why is Love your neighbor second? Simple you can’t truly love others until you understand what love is. God is love, he demonstrated that by sacrificing his only begotten Son to save your life. There is no greater love than that.

Secondly to be a true disciple of Christ is to serve others and not yourself. When you live like Christ you can truly love your neighbor regardless of who they are because you love God. So if you have issues loving your neighbor seek God first and he will open your heart to true love in Jesus Name Amen

 

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5 thoughts on “Greatest Commandment?

  1. Matthew Perri

    I am not ashamed of the words of Jesus.

    Parable of the House Painters

    A homeowner called his friend, who was a painting contractor. “Friend, I want to hire you and your team to paint my house and my garage. Paint the house first, and I’ll stay in the garage until you’re done. Then when the paint is dry, I’ll move back into the house, and you can paint the garage.”

    The painting contractor hired a new foreman named Paul, and gave him the homeowner’s instructions. (Paul insisted that all the workers show respect for him by addressing him as “Boss Paul.”) Paul called the team of painters together and told them:
    “Boys, we need to paint this garage and house. The quicker we do it, the more profitable it is for us. So get to work! Since the garage is smaller, we can finish that quicker. Then those who finished the garage can go help the others finish the house.”

    One worker objected: “But Boss Paul, those were not the owner’s instructions! We are supposed to paint the house first. Only after the house is finished and the paint is dry can we go and paint the garage.”

    Paul replied: “I’m Boss, you work for me, and you do as I say. We are painters, and we paint. We don’t have time for debates about ‘which one is first’. We need to get to work applying that paint to the garage and house as quick as we can. Which owner would be upset if we finished early? The job is to paint the garage and house – what difference does it make ‘which one is first’”?

    “It makes a big difference to the owner,” the worker objected. To which Paul replied, “you’re fired.” Paul then took his team of painters, and started painting the garage and the house.

    When the homeowner returned in the evening, he was furious. He had nowhere to sleep, and had to go stay in a hotel for several days. The homeowner’s friend, the painting contractor, apologized, and explained:

    “I hired a new foreman named Paul, but that was a huge mistake. He ignored your instructions that I passed on to him. You don’t know him, and I’ve just barely met him.
    To be extremely polite, I could say that Paul ‘says some things which are difficult to understand.’ To be more direct, I could say Paul talks like an arrogant megalomaniac with a messiah complex, proclaiming; ‘I am not under the law’ but yet making up his own laws as he goes along, that everyone else has to obey. Paul said: ‘I became your father…. therefore I urge you to imitate me,’ and ‘I have become all things to all men.’ Paul thinks he’s Boss, and doesn’t need to listen to your instructions that I gave him.”

    In Matthew 22 and Mark 12, Jesus identified two commandments, saying one of them is the first and greatest most important one. Which one is it? The one in Deuteronomy 6:4-5, or the one in Leviticus 19:18 ?

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    1. @unashamedojesus Post author

      In short you believe Paul is the Anti Christ.. Not a new theory… Mostly just misunderstanding Paul’s writings..He never preached to abolish The Torah that’s a misunderstanding

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  2. Matthew Perri

    Dear Blog Gentlemen, (Christopher, and “unashamedofJesus”)

    One of you responded to me QUOTE:
    “In short you believe Paul is the Anti Christ.. Not a new theory… Mostly just misunderstanding Paul’s writings..He never preached to abolish The Torah that’s a misunderstanding”
    https://unashamedofjesus.org/2016/05/31/greatest-commandment/#comment-5642

    The other one responded to me QUOTE:
    “When you referred to Jesus’ words about the greatest commandment, you neglected to mention the context. Religious Jews, who were living under the Law, were asking Jesus (at that time a teacher of the Law) concerning The Law. This message was not the Gospel. It was the righteousness of the law summarized. That is why there was no mention of “Believe and be saved…” The New Covenant was not even inaugurated until the Last Passover Supper and the 2 Commandments are clearly described in 1st John. 1. Believe. 2. Love.”
    https://wonderfulgraceofjesus.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/the-commandments-of-jesus/#comment-120

    You disagree with each other. Can we have some discussion?

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  3. Matthew Perri

    More of the word of Jesus……

    Looking forward – Chapter 2

    “I am he who searches hearts and minds”
    says the Risen Jesus Christ
    “Repent and do what you did at first”
    Don’t be lazy since He paid the price

    Yes, Jesus sees our sins today
    Don’t think that He is blind
    But the words of paul the Pharisee
    Will put you in a bind

    Jesus washed away your sins
    Don’t listen to paul the accuser
    paul abandoned the Church in Corinth
    And then paul became an abuser

    When you put your trust in Jesus
    Yes, your stains were white as snow
    You didn’t need to wear a Scarlet Letter
    Everywhere you go

    “I will repay each of you
    According to your deeds”
    This is Jesus speaking to The Church
    Not a business selling felt needs

    For “those who claim to be apostles”
    Jesus said they must be “tested”
    Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos
    Persevered and were not bested

    They exposed the false teachings
    Of paul the Pharisee
    So the Church in Ephesus rejected paul
    And had a chance to be free

    Bibliography
    All quotes are the words of Jesus, in Revelation Chapter 2

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