Greatest Commandment –
The Tenth of Luke’s Gospel records, beginning at Verse Twenty Five, a lawyer asking the Savior what he must do to inherit eternal life. The Lord asked the lawyer to recall what he knew from the Law of Moses on that matter. The lawyer quoted what we now refer to as Deuteronomy Chapter Six, Verse Five, regarding the love of God with every aspect of a man’s being, including heart, soul, strength, and mind. The Savior referred to this at the Twenty Second of Matthew as the first and great commandment, adding that the love of neighbor as self was likened unto it. Because the Law dealt primarily with the man to God, and secondarily with the relationship of man to his fellow man, the love of God and neighbor facilitates the most perfect observance possible of the Divinely given moral code. No doubt, this is why the Fourteenth of John s Gospel quotes the Savior at Verse Fifteen as saying, “If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
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