Love God. Love People
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How many laws are in the old testament (torah)?
The Greatest Commandment
Mark 12:28-34 NIV
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." "Well said, teacher," the man replied. "You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices." When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.
Most important commandment
Which of all the commands is most important?
613 Torah Laws 10 Commandments – Basic Laws of right and wrong Love God & Love People - Two very simple principles
Mark 12:30 NIV
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'
HEART = KARIDA
- the seat of physical and spiritual life - the innermost part of anything
SOUL = PSUCHE
- the seat of all feelings, desires, affections - distinguished from all other body parts o because it is eternal
MIND = DIANOIA
- the faculty of understanding and misunderstanding - thoughts either good or bad
STRENGTH = ISCUS
- your choice to use your influence, force, abilities
HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO LOVE GOD WITH ALL OF YOU HEART, SOUL, MIND and STRENGTH?
Mark 12:31 NIV
The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
Who is your neighbor?
NEIGHBOR = ANY PERSON IRRESPECTIVE OF NATION OR RELIGION WITH WHOM WE LIVE OR WE CHANCE TO COME IN CONTACT WITH
What did Jesus say?
Matthew 25:40 NIV
"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
Matthew 28:19 NIV
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
John 13:35 NIV
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
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