Do I live as if these really ARE the greatest two commandments?
Mark 12:31 3 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
1 John 5:3 (ESV) 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
“To love the whole world for me is no chore. My only real problem is my neighbor next door.” Rev. C.W. Vanderbergh
The Second greatest commandment is nothing less than a complete lifestyle change—a whole orientation to life change—a complete reshuffling of life’s priorities.
James 2:8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
Galatians 5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
John 13:34–35 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Prayer: ‘Lord Christ, help my heart love my neighbor like Your heart does.’
1 Samuel 3:19 And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.
1 Samuel 3:19–20 19 And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established as a prophet of the Lord.
John 14:26 (NIV84) 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
James 2:16 (NIV84) If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?
James 2:17 (NIV84) In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Matthew 5:46 (NIV84) If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?
Matthew 5:13–14 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
Acts 1:8 (NLT) 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Psalm 103:19 (NASB95) 19 The L ORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.
Matthew 10:30 (NASB95) 30 “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Matthew 7:12 (NASB95) 12 “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.