I have a brother in Christ who not only loves the Lord, but also loves His word as well. The Lord has given him several good studies and he wanted to share some of them. He wishes to remain anonymous as he desires all credit and therefore glory to be given to the Lord. So starting tonight, I will from time to time post some of his lessons and studies under the name ‘The Servant’. Both he and I pray that these will be a blessing to the reader and covet your prayers. Tonight’s post, ‘The Greatest Commandment’, marks the first of what will be many posts from The Servant, good Lord willing.
Jesus was asked about the first or greatest commandment; unfortunately the Scribe’s motive was not pure but Jesus answered him anyway. What Jesus says next is the crown jewel of Christian maturity. Mark 12:29-30 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Read the rest of this entry »