Since this is Good Friday, it seems an especially good time for us to search out the riches of the meaning of the greatest commandment. In Mark 18:28-31, in response to the scribe’s question as to which commandment is the greatest, Jesus answers with two. He states, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these” (ESV Study Bible). As we contemplate all that Christ did for us through His crucifixion and resurrection this weekend, Mark Jones article, “The Greatest Commandment” from Tabletalk Magazine, offers much insight for us in understanding how to increase our expression of love for God.
Dennis, Lane T.; and Grudem, Wayne, eds. ESV Study Bible. Wheaton: Crossway Bibles, 2008.
Jones, Mark. “The Greatest Commandment” Tabletalk Magazine (May 1, 2013).