What It All Comes Down To…

Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and the most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ – Matthew 22:37-39 (GNT)

My dear friends, this is not a new commandment I am writing for you, but an old commandment that you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the message you have heard. -1 John 2:7 (NJB) Throughout God’s Word the message is the same. It all comes back to love. God’s love for people and His desire for all to be saved. His command to love Him first above all things and also to love our neighbors as ourselves. This is nothing new and yet a message that bears constant repeating as it seems to be easily forgotten. Can we think of recent times when we failed to obey this commandment to love people as we ought to? The message you heard from the very beginning is this: we must love one another. -1 John 3:11 (GNT)

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