• RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

JESUS COMMANDS LOVE


Matthew 22:36-40 AND: Mark 12:29-31

Matthew 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Mark 12:29-31 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Hello to all, For the next 2 – 3 weeks we will be covering the subject of love. Love of God, love of friends, love of spouses, love of family, love of business, love of enemies, love of the world, and how we as Christians should deal with how to love even when we don’t feel like loving something or someone. Jesus said it 2 times in commands. Love God first and love your neighbor as yourself sometimes becomes hard to do. So we have to think “do we really love ourselves?” Sometimes we don’t love ourselves, we let guilt or shame, or anger, or jealousy get us discouraged with ourselves, and when that happens we can’t love as we should. That is like Christ loved all people. I pray you enjoy and learn more about Jesus’ love as we go through this series.

I would also like to ask of anyone that reads this to feel free to ask for any scripture that you want explained or feel free to comment on what is said. Because in the subject of love, especially as Christians, we aren’t shown love like we give it and that makes life hard to deal with. Yet we are commanded to love! And the only way to love like Christ is to walk with Jesus ON YOUR WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS in love to the place full of ONLY love, HEAVEN, Jesus’ Home and our home to come!!!!


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