Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40
If you read my post from yesterday, then you already have an inkling of Jesus and His summaries. It happens again in this later chapter of Matthew. Jesus takes the entirety of the Law and the Prophets and brings it to a level of understanding for the common person. The Pharisees didn’t have some great insight that the common people couldn’t obtain. The mysteries of God Almighty are coming to the everyday people in ways they can understand.
I’m reminded of Martin Luther who took the teachings of God found in Scripture and put them into the language of the common people. Even greater is Jesus Himself, becoming man. “The Word of God became flesh and lived among us” (John 1:14). The mysteries of God come in a humble man from Nazareth, who lived a simple life, who loved people, who took a stand for truth while having compassion on the sinner. May we, with the strength of Christ Himself, love God with all that we’ve got (heart, soul, mind). When we do that (which we’ll never do perfectly) we will find contentment and peace which is so lacking in today’s world.