People tend to look at the Bible and think that it’s just a bunch of rules to hold us down. “Thou shalt not” is a huge turnoff in this era of “everything is awesome”. We believe and have seen that our lives can actually flourish by following God’s ways. Once when some religious leaders were looking to stump Jesus, he summed up the Ten Commandments with a simple “Love God and love people”. (Believe it or not actionchurch didn’t invent this idea!) As we see below, Jesus says, “On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” If we are truly loving God and loving people, are actions will almost guarantee that we’re following all Ten Commandments.
Are you loving God with ALL of your heart, soul, and mind? Do you love your neighbor (aka, everyone) as much as you love yourself? It sounds so simple to just love God and love people, but when you start to think of the implications of what it means to TRULY love every day, you’ll start wishing for just those Ten Commandments again… ;-)
“34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38This is the great and first commandment. 39And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
Matthew 22: 34-40