Good morning! Well, here it is; May has begun and 1/3 of the year has passed behind us.
In Matthew 22:37, Jesus said, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” However, what is the first command to obey? Believe. You must first believe in the source of a command before you will obey. Think of it this way; if a person at your workplace tells you that a new law requires that you tap twice on the passenger side door of your car before driving it, you probably will not obey that “law” until you at least check with an authority on the law. Now should a police officer come to you and say that a new law requires that you do the double tapping before you drive, you would try to obey the law because you believe the source. I say try in this case because some folks don’t even obey the speed laws while driving, and we all know already that those signs say “speed limit” and not “speed advice”. J Jesus told us that the most important commandment is to love God, and God says the first commandment is to believe in Jesus. One witnesses for the other, and we are assured by Christ himself that He and the Father are one. Therefore, when we believe, the greatest commandment becomes to love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind. We also love our neighbors as ourselves, but first we believe.
Praise God for his mercy!