Today’s Bible Reading:
The Most Important Commandment
34But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they met together to question him again. 35One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: 36“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”
37Jesus replied, “‘You must love the lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
Whose Son Is the Messiah?
41Then, surrounded by the Pharisees, Jesus asked them a question: 42“What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”
They replied, “He is the son of David.”
43Jesus responded, “Then why does David, speaking under the inspiration of the Spirit, call the Messiah ‘my Lord’? For David said,
44‘The lord said to my Lord,
Sit in the place of honor at my right hand
until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’
45Since David called the Messiah ‘my Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?”
46No one could answer him. And after that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.
Verse of the Day:
The Pharisees are back with MORE questions. These guys won’t give up.
They want to know the most important commandment in the law of Moses:
He plainly tells them that the greatest commandment is to love the lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. He also adds that the second commandment is equally important, to love your neighbor as yourself.
He wraps up that question by saying that the ENTIRE law is based on these two commandments. I would say that makes them pretty important.
If we get those two right, we wouldn’t have to worry about anything else, right?
Then Jesus decides to turn the tables and ask them a few questions of his own. He wants to know what they think about the Messiah and whose son he is. They give the answer of being the son of David and Jesus then quotes scriptures that would say that isn’t really possible.
Once again, they are left silenced. No one could answer him. And no one asked anymore questions.
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Reminder: Tomorrow is Wednesday, our day of rest 🙂