Matthew 22:34-37 The One Important Rule

34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “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.’[c] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[d] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

The One Important Rule

Instead of trying to make rules to live by, the heart of living is a relationship.  We are to be obsessed with nothing else but God.  God is to take everything we have.  All of our resources are to be committed to the service of God.

Questions

  1. Which group does Jesus silence?
  2. What are the greatest commandments?
  3. How are you to apply these two rules to your life?
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About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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