First of all, thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on my last post. It’s good to know that there are people who read my blog and that they care.
You either agreed with me or solidly did not. There was no middle ground presented. I could try restating my thoughts in hopes that those who thought I was stepping away from Jesus, would see that they have misunderstood. Instead, I think it is better for us to accept that we have different perspectives.
I prayed about that post and this one before I wrote them, while I wrote them and before I posted them. Even though I don’t like to pull scriptures out of context to prove a point, I offer yet another scripture passage found in Mark 12 (NIV)
28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[e] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[f] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[g] There is no commandment greater than these.”
When we focus on these two commandments, our differences will fade in importance, for we will both be following Jesus.