September 12, 2021 | Mark Piedmonte
Passage: Mark 12:28-34
At some point in our lives, we’ve all received a command that we were expected to obey. Whether it came from a parent (“Clean your room!), a teacher (“Stop talking!) a boss (“Come in my office!”) or a pastor (“Bring me a piece of peach pie!”) - at some time we’ve all had to follow a command. And some, I’m sure, were more important to follow than others depending on who was giving them, yes?
Of course, we all know what the GREATEST commandment we’ve been given is, right? It goes something like: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind and you shall love your neighbor as yourself. This commandment is central to our faith says the person who gives it to us - the greatest person in our lives: Jesus Christ. What makes this commandment so great is that it’s so simple – just love God, yourself and neighbor. Follow this command and all will understand the very essence of the Gospel. imagine – just imagine – if everyone started following this command today – how very different the world would be tomorrow.
Let’s confess the ways we may fail to obey it and celebrate the ways we do follow it. Mostly, let’s together lift thanks and praise to the command-giver!