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Time with God - May 5

Wednesday 5th May 2021

Matthew 22:36-40

“‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?’ And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.’”

The second biggest thing your life is about is to love those around you!

“The Law and the Prophets” is how the Jewish nation at that time referred to the whole Bible. Jesus is saying that the whole Bible is really telling us about two big things—how to love God and how to love the people around us.

These are the two things that God wants you to think about. How could you love God more fully, and how could you show more love to the people around you? As you think about your relationships with the people you see every day, is your part of the relationships most clearly defined by your love for them?

Who could you spend some time with today? Who could you listen patiently to today? Who could you forgive today? Who could you give a love gift to today? Who could you encourage today? Who could you introduce to Jesus today?

Make your life count for what is really important.

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