Ten In Two
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Love God & Love One Another MATTHEW 22:35-40
When someone asked Jesus which of the Ten Commandments is the most important, he 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 neighbour the way you love yourself.’ All God’s Law and what the Prophets said hang on these two commandments."
The Royal Law Of Love
Jesus' summary is sometimes called THE ROYAL LAW OF LOVE -
• RULE 1: LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD with all of you (Vertical dimension)
• RULE 2: LOVE OTHERS the way you would like to be treated (Horizontal dimension)
The first rule summarises the first four commandments; the second summarises the last six.
It's impossible for us to keep these commandments unless we are filled each day with the Holy Spirit's grace and power.