"...Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind...Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." -- Matthew 22:37, 39-40 KJV
Remember the 10 Commandments? You know, thou shalt not kill, steal, or bear false witness against thy neighbor? If you had to think about it, then you were like me a few months ago. When our Apostle first taught on the 10 Commandments, my first thought was "It's been awhile." I remember learning them in Bible Study years ago, repeating them over and over until I knew them by heart. However, I didn't realize it had been so long since then. It goes to show just how lost the commandments have gotten in the church. I honestly didn't know how important they were to God. They are the foundation of the Bible, the first principles we should learn as babes in Christ (Heb. 5:12-13). If we don't understand the 10 Commandments, then we won't understand what it means to live a righteous life. The commandments, known as the Love Law, are broken into two categories: how to love God and how to love each other. In Matthew, the disciples asked, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus replied that the first and great commandment is to "...love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." He then says that "...the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" (Matt. 22:36-40). Over the next week or so, I will be revisiting these lively oracles (Acts 7:38) and sharing with you the teachings from our Apostle Curtis Louis.