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Week 37 Day 4
it is amazing
how some modern discoveries
are found buried in ancient scripture
growing out of the Old Testament
replanted in the Gospel
sparring with Jesus
thought they had sprung a trap
is it possible to state THE greatest commandment
without diminishing all the others
making the sacred succinct
is simple but powerful
as Jesus lays out three things
love God with all we have and are
love our neighbor
and love ourselves
Go, sell; come, follow. Love God and neighbor as yourself.
Mark 10 & 12
17One came running, knelt before Jesus, and asked, "Good
Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" 18Jesus
said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but
God. 19You know the commandments: 'Do not commit
adultery,' 'Do not murder,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not bear false
witness,' 'Do not defraud,' 'Honor your father and mother.'"
20He answered Him, "Teacher, all these things I have kept
from my youth." 21Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and
said to him, "One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever
you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in
heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me." 22But he
was sad at this word, and went away, for he had great possessions.
23Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, 24"How hard
it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than
for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." 26They were
greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" 27Jesus
looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not
with God; for with God all things are possible."
28Peter began to say, "We have left all and followed You."
29So Jesus answered, "Assuredly, there is no one who has left
house, brothers, sisters, father, mother, wife, children or lands,
for My sake and the gospel's, 30who shall not receive a
hundredfold now--houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children
and lands, with persecutions--and in the age to come, eternal
life. 31Many who are first will be last, and the last first.
28One of the scribes asked, "Which is the first commandment
of all?" 29Jesus answered, "'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God,
the Lord is one. 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. 31The second, is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
32The scribe said to Him, "Well said. You have spoken the
truth, for there is one God, and there is no other but He. 33To
love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all
the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as
oneself, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.'
34Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to
him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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