New International Version (NIV)
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.’
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Once upon a time, I thought of the Bible as the history of the development of recommendations for good and right living. It started with the Law of Moses in the Old Testament – an uncountable number of do’s and don’t’s. (Q: Is the total of all the Laws of Moses documented somewhere?) Then it was condensed down to Ten Commandments. And finally, in the New Testament, Jesus reduced it down to two.
Now, I find this a tiny bit deceptive, as I…
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