What is the great commandment in the Law of God?

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Blessings brothers!

Beautiful evening to write this post and especially the biblical text that I want to share with you:

Matthew 22: 34-40 King James Version (RVR1960)

34 Then the Pharisees, upon learning that they had silenced the Sadducees, gathered together. 35 And one of them, an interpreter of the law, asked to tempt him, saying: 36 Teacher, what is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said to him, You shall 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 great commandment. 39 And the second is similar: you will love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.

The question about What is the great commandment of the Law is asked by an interpreter of the Law, that is, by a Scribe, someone who knows the word of God?

From the Old Testament, all the people of Israel knew that the highest commandment of the Law is "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind". This word was clear to them. However, whoever asks the question of Jesus does it with double intention, he does it to ridicule Jesus in public and make it appear that he is not the messiah. He did it with the intention of testing Jesus without having knowledge of the divine Law.

Jesus knew this scribe's intention, and not only gives him the correct answer, but when he saw the malice that was in this man's heart, he answered him about the need to love your neighbor and make it appear that he was the Second and great commandment. of the law of God

39 And the second is similar: you will love your neighbor as yourself.

Jesus knows the hearts and thoughts that are generated from there. Jesus knew of Scribe's malice and implied that, as an interpreter of the Law of God, he was failing in love of neighbor. He made him see that just as God loved, he must also love his neighbor.

Jesus concluded by teaching that the Law of God has these two great commandments and that their fulfillment is also the entire law.

Jesus teaches us that we must relate to people in the most sincere way, in which brotherly love prevails. Hypocrisy leads you to the field of acting like a Pharisee or a scribe. We think we know a lot about the word and when we have to put it into practice it turns out that we are cutting ourselves with the other edge of the sword.

If you do not love your neighbor who can see, how we pretend to love God that we do not see him. This seems like an attitude of hypocrisy. Let us care as much as possible to correctly love the people around us and thus we will show our love for the Father God of heaven.

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The great commandment is love, love is what makes the world safe and sound, for love Jesus died for us.

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