- Religion and Philosophy
Which is the Greatest Commandment?
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
I recently heard from a internet radio preacher that people who try to keep the ten commandments seem to fall more. I think that I would have to agree with this. In the past, I attended some churches that seemed somewhat legalistic. It seems that these people and maybe myself included at the time, were trying too hard. It was like they were depending on their own power.
If we follow the Lord with all our hearts the rest will follow. I speak from experience. I was religious and backslidden at the same time. Then I was just backslidden. I didn't turn my back completely from God but I stopped seeking him. Thankfully, God is such a forgiving God.