Scripture: Matthew 22-Matthew 24
Observation: In the middle of this dark section talking about end times and with Pharasses and sadduces trying to trick jesus, is the Great Commandment. In the middle of parables that confuse me more than I understand, is the piece about the greatest commandment. I kept thinking as I read, “these are the last things he is telling his disciples. His last days.” Remember this is in the time in
! Tomorrow we will begin the Passion Narrative! And in the middle is the greatest commandment. Love God. Love others AS you love yourself. Jerusalem
Application: Sometimes we don’t love ourselves. We let other issues get us down. We let our lives get too busy. We forget that we must work hard, love others AS we love ourselves. Not more, not less. AS. I can’t forget to love God, love others, and love myself. Even when things look bad. For its what he wanted us to remember! In the middle of your busy life, in the middle of your trials, in the middle of your blessings, are you following the greatest commandment?
Prayer: Loving God—let us love like you do. Let us love you and praise you for all you do. Let us love those around us, deeply, strongly, truly. But let us not forget that we are special too. Let us be creatures of love, and live lives of love because you are love. Amen.
June 14-- Matthew 25-Matthew 27
June 15-- Matthew 28
June 16-- Mark 1-Mark 3
June 17-- Mark 4-Mark 6
June 18-- Mark 7- Mark 9
June 19-- Mark 10- Mark 12