The Third Great Commandment – part 1

The Third Great Commandment – part 1 Daniel Juster

The First Commandment is that YHWH our God is our God alone and we are to love Him with all our heart, soul, and strength (Deut. 6:5; Luke 10:27).

The second commandment from Yeshua is that we must love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31). This calling to love our neighbor includes everyone in our sphere of relationships, including our spouses, neighbors, and also our children.

But as seen in Luke 10 with Yeshua’s parable of the Good Samaritan (20:30-37), we note that even the enemy is a neighbor, whereas the Samaritan treated his enemy as one to be loved.

These two are the summary commands and in some way include the 10 commandments and all the other universal commandments of the Torah and even the New Covenant Scriptures. Why?

Even the command to believe in Yeshua, to love Him and abide in the vine (John 15:4) are the conditions without which we cannot love God rightly and even that of our neighbor.

Other than these two, is there an all pervasive and dominant command?

Read the full article here: May ’22 Issue 9

 

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