10.15 The Greatest Commandment

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Sep 25 10.15 One of them a lawyer, tested him. “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment?”

Jesus replied, Hear O Israel, the Lord your God is One and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it,  Love your neighbor as yourself. The law and the prophets hang on these two.”1 The man replied, “Teacher, well said. God is one and none other exists. To love Him with all your heart, all your soul, all your understanding and all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself, is more meaningful than all offerings and sacrifices.”

Hearing his sensible response, Jesus said, “You are not far from Gods kingdom.” After that, no one dared question him any more.2