2014 Lenten Devotional - Tuesday, April 15
Posted on April 15, 2014

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” - Matthew 22:36

It was a favorite mental game of the rabbis to argue over which of the commandments was the greatest, a kind of mental gymnastics with no practical result. They would like to force Jesus to take sides in their verbalisms. Jesus has no time for that, so He responds that it is the love of God before all else and then our neighbor as ourselves. The commandments are not part of a game; they are the very sign of the covenant.

Where do we stand before these two great commandments?

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