Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday, March 11th: Deuteronomy 13-15; Mark 12:28-44 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Deuteronomy 13-15; Mark 12:28-44

In Deuteronomy 13 I was reminded that we need to be vigilant to ensure that no inside or outside influence entices us away from the truth of God's Word and our commitment to following Him.

Mark 12:28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Love God.
Love each other.

Simple words, but not always so simple to put into practice.

Not to mention that we need to define love the way God defines it, not the way the world defines us.

To the world, love often means tolerance (so long as you're only tolerant of the things of which society thinks you should be tolerant) and allowing everyone to choose their own version of truth and pursue their own happiness.

The Bible defines love much differently.

How will you love?
Who will you love?

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageDeuteronomy 16-18; Mark 13:1-20

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