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It’s Measured By 2

Good Morning.  Here’s Today’s Nugget to chew on:

“It’s Measured By 2”

Matthew 22:37-40 New King James Version (NKJV)

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

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Further Thought:  As we continue to talk about the Kingdom of God, we discover in today’s passage that things are simplified in the Kingdom.  We no longer have to keep the Ten Commandments, but now that the Kingdom of God has come, that’s been reduced from 10 to 2.  As Kingdom Citizens, our charge is to display our love for God and our fellow man [neighbor].  Today’s passage reminds us that we fulfill the other eight when we do these two.

Think about it: if everyone followed these two commands, there would be no lying or cheating.  There would be no talk against or looking down upon our fellow man. Truth would be the only standard.  The betterment of our fellow man would be the priority, and we would have fulfilled the desire of God to have heaven come to earth, according to Matthew 6:10.  Yes, our love is measured by these two commands:  #1 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  #2 You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Have a great day and keep chewing on God’s Word.

Additional references:  Joshua 1:8; Proverbs 4:20-22; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; 1 John 4:8; 1 John 4:20; John 13:34-35 and Exodus 20:1-17

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