Victory in the Two

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Being true to his character, Jesus gave the scribe more than he asked for when he asked Jesus,

“What is the first commandment of all?”

The Lord gave him two—two which would lead the scribe, and any who live by them, to a victorious life.

“The first of all commandments is,

“HEAR O ISRAEL; THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORED” AND THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND, AND WITH ALL THY STRENGTH: this is the first commandment.

“And the second is like, namely this,

“THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. 

There is none other commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:29-31, KJV

Following these two commandments, as stated in my previous post, would change our world. It happens one by one. Personally, it means each of us can have victory over this world. We, who are born of God by faith, are strengthened to live free from sin’s power and choose righteousness over unrighteousness, choose love over hate.

“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ

is born of God:

and every one that loveth him that begat

loveth him also that is begotten of him.

By this we know that we love the children of God,

when we love God,

and keep his commandments.

For this is the love of God,

that we keep his commandments:

and his commandments are not grievous.

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:

and this is the victory that overcometh the world,

even our faith.

Who is he that overcometh the world,

but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”

1 John 5:1-5

If we want world peace, we need to fill our personal world with love for God that overflows our hearts into love for others.

How will you show God’s love to others today?


My hope and prayer is that our heavenly Father has used these last couple weeks’ posts to instill, renew, and grow our love for him and one another. If ever in doubt of God’s love for you—look at the cross of Jesus and you will know.

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