None Greater Than These

As recorded in the twelfth chapter of the Gospel of Mark, a scribe approached Christ Jesus and inquired of him which was the first of all the commandments. In answer to the query, the master Christian replied by quoting from Deuteronomy, "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord." He continued by quoting the further requirement that God must be loved with all the heart, soul, and strength; and he designated this requirement as "the first commandment."

The Way-shower cited the "royal law" from Leviticus as constituting the second commandment, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Thus did the Saviour indissolubly unite the two heavenly injunctions. His summary, "There is none other commandment greater than these," remains to guide and inspire Christendom.

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