Mark 12:29–31 (Listen)

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 and Love Others

Jesus did us a favor by simplifying such a complex list of rules and commands us to love. This does not mean we should ignore all of the other commandments, but God has shifted the focus to love God and love others. Allow love to consistently guide your daily thoughts and decisions. When you are going through uncertainty ask yourself, “How can I demonstrate God’s love in this situation?”