Only one commandment exceeds this one

Matthew Bible Background

02.03.2016 New Testament: Matt 22.39

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 22.23–46 on February 3, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

A lawyer asked what commandment ranked as the greatest. Jesus answered that it was to love God with the entirety of our being, and He added,

“And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22.39). 

Loving your neighbor ranks so high among all the commandments that God gave in the Bible, that only loving God ranks higher. What premium do you put on loving your neighbor? Do you show it?

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