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The Greatest Commandment

  • One of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, testing him. 'Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?' Jesus said to him, ' 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. A second likewise is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.' Matthew 22:35'40 WEB.

    Many people I talk with or invite to a Church service will not come because they feel that something is wrong in their life. They tell me they want to get things fixed in their life first, and then they will come to Church. We ofter hear, 'We need to get our house in order first.' Of course, decades pass by, and the devil sees that those things will never be right in their lives. Things usually get worse.

    The truth is, you will never make yourself good enough for God. That is the reason He sent His son Jesus to bear our sins on the cross. Now His door is wide open, and He says, 'Come just as you are, and I will help you.' He took away the obstacles and excuses.

    There are said to be about 613 commandments in the Bible. But when they asked Jesus about the greatest commandment, He replied with only two: 'Love God' and 'Love your neighbor.' If you fully obeyed these two commandments, you would not have to worry about the others, for they would be covered. It would eliminate stealing, adultery, murder, idols, and so much more. Obeying just these two commandments would completely change the world we live in.

    So let us stop being stalled on commandment number 572 and focus on getting the first two right! Sometimes we get so sidetracked we miss the simplicity of the Gospel, the Good News. Come to God now, just as you are. If He has a problem with you, His Holy Spirit will convict you one thing at a time, and He will give you the grace to change it. Love God, love your neighbor, for those are the greatest commandments.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please fill me with Your love for others. Let me see them through Your eyes. You made each one of us, and You don't make mistakes. I love You, please love through me, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Ecclesiastes 3:1 "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens" ~ 'October Colors' will be our next fun theme and is open wide for creative interpretation! We encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect some of the beautiful colors we see around us this time of year as well as me in this current season of my life. This season of waking up to healthy choices again and getting back on track with my health. This season of choosing Faith over Fear, of knowing God walks with me each day and into tomorrow, of knowing those tomorrows are many and joyously blessed because God's grace is enough. Have a fantastic week y'all!! Go out and enjoy ALL the activities under the heavens that make your heart smile ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Love that commandment ❤️.....Amen
Oct 13
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

Oct 13
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Oct 13
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Oct 13
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. I love you Heavenly Father. Thank you for loving me just as I am. Amen

Oct 13
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 13
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Oct 13
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,we love and worship you. Amen 

Oct 13
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Have A Bless Day Everyone 

Oct 13
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen, thank you Jesus. 

Oct 13
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Jesus for always being there to help me to understand your ways and your commandments Show others your love through me.

Oct 13
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A simple, powerful reminder for today's tasks! Thanks, Pastor Dion, for this clear message!  Lord, fill me with Your love for others. Let me see them through Your eyes. In Jesus' name, Amen 

Oct 13
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father even though I am a sinner You love me as I'm, ,show me the way through Your word to love others the way You love me. To follow Your commandments and live a life for You, I love and trust in Your designs. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Excellent devotional reminder Pastor, God bless you both. 

Oct 13
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Oct 13
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

Oct 13
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Please help me to love others as You do, Amen!

Oct 13
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God I love you and thank you for taking care of us. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Oct 13
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen.

Oct 14
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 15
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen and Amen!!! 

Oct 16