The Last Great Commandment. What are we to make of it?
What picture would you put here?
This is what was said and we find no reason to disbelieve it was said.
This commandment is clear as a bell. What we do with it is our choice.
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Ok we get it. We are to love one another. This is the last commandment. If a legislature/law making body were to give us a last and final law, how would we treat it? If a monarch/king gave a last command how would we treat it?
Well one thing is for certain all previous rules and suggestions and laws and covenants must now be interpreted through this one last commandment. It is not an iffy proposition it is hard and fast and without exception.
Where do you sit or stand?
If I follow the last the rest will work out
An old wooden cross to seal the deal.
So now interpretation of the Bible has changed.
Prior to this covenant and commandment we could read the Bible and interpret it as to mean harm to others. We could interpret it to mean punishment and retributions and conditions. No longer are we allowed that option. We now must interpret it as how it can further this last commandment. Arguments cease and the battle as to understanding is over.
Love is our new pair of glasses. A direction so clear as to remove ambiguity and distress. If we still read our book as though to exclude or to condemn we fall short and do not know Jesus. If we place rules and liturgies above this commandment we faultier and must accept our weakness and repent from it.
If we speak in order to control or excerpt our position we fail.
And the man slammed his fist upon the table and declared "everything I do I do in Love".
And I walked away thinking how sad that was to have met a man who believes he is perfect. I am perfect in Love and not perfect when out of Love.
Very interesting stuff and worthy
Let us reflect
Do you love enough?
If this sounds like a sermon, guess what? It is!
This is the way we preach. We preach that we are not infallible. We teach and preach that preachers are just slightly gifted to relate some thoughts that will hopefully bring all a little closer to love.
I have a large plank in my eye. I am trying to get it out. Instead of me trying to remove that speck in yours. How about you help me first. I would be glad and rejoice in it. Perhaps if we work together in love we will both see our paths a little more clearly.
So I just started by asking, will you join me in correcting me or guiding me to a better road?
You cannot possibly be acting in love and whining!
Something to think about.
If you are acting in such a manner as to cause another to not love you, have you just caused another to sin? It is a simple thought that I should not write on much. But perhaps we can cogitate on it much.
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