The Two Greatest Commands. By: Eric Turner
What does it mean when the Messiah says this?
Mat 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mat 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Many say that all we have to do is love God and Love our neighbor, no need to eat Kosher, no need to keep the Sabbaths, no need to observe YHVH’s Appointed Feast days, no need to do anything other than love God and love our neighbor. Well, we do need to do both these things, but how do we do that? The Ten Commandments can be summed up in these Two. The First 4 tell us how to love God, the last 6 tell us how to love our neighbor. We have initial commandments, the Two Greatest, and the Ten “hang from them” or can be summarized by them. The Torah/Law hang from the Ten. How does this work?
Exo 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (INITIAL COMMAND)
Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
Exo 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.(INSTRUCTIONS/TORAH on HOW TO KEEP THE SABBATH HOLY)
Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
Deu 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (INITIAL COMMAND)
Deu 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
Deu 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deu 6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
Deu 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.(TORAH/INSTRUCTIONS on HOW TO LOVE YHVH)
So, without Torah/Instructions, you can not fulfill the Ten Commandments. Without Fulfilling the Ten, you have by default missed the Greatest Two as well. It works the same in our Governmental laws. WE have the Constitution, the BASE or FOUNDATION, then, we have all these other laws telling us how to keep these Constitutional laws. If we change the Instructions, we cannot fulfill the Constitutional laws. Is it a strange thing that the more we change YHVH’s instructions, adding to and removing them, he sends us Presidents who change the definitions of Constitutional law? What we do Spiritually, always effects the Physical. If you want your beloved Constitution back, all you have to do is repent and return to the Torah/Instructions of YHVH, else you will be sold into slavery as a useless servant. Shalom to all who refuse not correction.