Wednesday Message Review
April 1, 2015
During this Passion Week, Jesus taught for hours inside the Temple. He was both confrontational (with the Temple leaders) and compassionate (with the crowds). His desire was to show average people what it meant to love God. When a teacher asked Him what was most important, He recited the ancient creed of Israel from Deuteronomy 6:5 that we should love God exhaustively.
But then He included his own addition from Leviticus 19:18 that we should love our neighbor with equal strength. The teacher agreed: This is worth more than all the sacrifices made at the Temple. And Jesus complimented him. The next night Jesus would say the same thing to His closest disciples: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34).
For Jesus, how we love is as important as the faith we hold. Our love of Christ is always displayed through our obedience to Him and His directives…all of them. Today, STOP and listen to how He directs you with love for you to love others.
See You Tomorrow,