When Jesus said that Love is the greatest commandment…when He said all the Law and Prophets hang on Loving God and Loving Others. He wasn’t trying to give us a fuzzy quote to hang in our living room. JESUS CHRIST was commanding us. He was telling us how to live and walk with/like Him. IT WASN’T A SUGGESTION. EVERYTHING HANGS ON THOSE TWO THINGS… that means everything else depends on us doing those two things. He doesn’t even need to give us any further instructions. Just do those.. you love God and love others…then your actions, speech, and attitudes reflect that. If you don’t, it will be obvious to everyone who truly understands what Jesus was about and what He requires of us. If I love you, I’ll be honest with you. If I love you, I’ll treat you with respect. I’ll also acknowledge and value that God created you and that you have to work out your own salvation. And because I love God, because I walk around bearing His Name and His likeness…because I FOLLOW JESUS, you won’t have to wonder if I am doing the TWO MOST IMPORTANT THINGS HE ASKED ME TO DO. And if you don’t immediately get that from being in my vicinity…then by all means…let’s sit down and talk about that. I’m not perfect. Thank Jesus for His grace… I’m pretty done with this going through the motions stuff and jumping on every “Christian” bandwagon that comes by. Most of these causes, arguments, ideals…didn’t even come from Jesus.
I wonder if Jesus wouldn’t be exhausted down here currently from drawing lines in the sand because humanity walks around with a pocket full of rocks and cannot wait to throw one….or five.. all while having a Bible verse in their bio or on their page.. I HAVE SPENT 2 AND A HALF YEARS DIGGING OUT FROM UNDER ALL THIS SUFFOCATING “RELIGION”. I’m about ten seconds from never referring to myself as a “Christian” again. (Jesus won’t care by the way, He never told us to do that.) Because honestly, I don’t wanna be associated with how some Christians are acting. I understand why Jesus flipped tables. Be blessed. 🙏 The faith that saves us is actually supposed to change us.
Love in Christ,
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40