Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!

Translate this Page Here




Word Count: 604

Send Article To Friend Print/Use Article

Contact Ngozi Nwoke

Behold The Three Greatest commandments of Jesus

by Ngozi Nwoke  
6/07/2013 / Christian Living

What do you think are the greatest commandments? When Jesus came He pointed out the two greatest commands of God and towards the end of His mission on earth He gave a new commandment to His disciples. The summary of these three commands give the summary of the new covenant. This article explains more about these important commands of Jesus.

Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 22:37-40 (NKJV)

I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another - John 13:34 (AMP)

Many people emphasize on the importance of the Ten Commandments, and they should, but the truth is that following the three greatest commandments of Jesus fully takes care of the Ten Commandments.

In the Old Testament if you break one commandment you have broken all (James 2:10), but in the New Testament when you obey the three commands of Jesus, you will automatically obey all the Ten Commandments of God. Now, what are these three commandments?

The Greatest commandments of Jesus

1. Love God with all your being

Jesus said that this is the first and great commandment. You are to love God with all your heart, soul and mind. This means that God is to be number one on your priority list, every other thing should come after God. And to love God is to obey all His commandments: including the Ten Commandments. God is to dictate your thoughts, words and actions. In summary, breathe God!

2. Love your neighbor as yourself

Again, Jesus called this the second commandment. And James called it the royal law, (James 2:8). You are to love your neighbor as you love yourself. What you won't have done to you, don't do to anybody. This takes care of the Ten Commandments: thou shall not steal, kill, covet or commit adultery, etc. That is, if you love your neighbor you will not do any evil to him or her; instead you will cherish and protect him or her as you would yourself.

3. Love the brethren

Now, Jesus called this a new commandment. This is because it addresses Christians (followers of Christ) and Christ had not come on earth at the time of the Ten Commandment. By this command everyone will know that we are Christ's disciples, if we love one another as Christ loves us (John 13:35). We are the epistles the world reads about Christ (2 Corinthians 3:2-3) and so, when we love one another we show them the love of God, which will attract them to Jesus. They would want to have what you have, that is Jesus. This commandment of Jesus glories God. Therefore, when there is strife, bitterness and hatred, etc in the church, we fail and dishonor God.

In conclusion, the success of your Christian faith lies on your obedience to these greatest commandments of Jesus. They show how important it is to God that people walk in love. When you practice the love of God that has been shed in your heart by the Holy Spirit these commands will become easier for you to obey.

Whoever loves knows God for God is love, (1 John 4:8). Also, remember God's commandments are not burdensome, (1 John 5:3). So make the love of God your quest today.

Ngozi Nwoke is a teacher, counselor, and author of "Peace Money Can't Buy" and "The Man Jesus". She has a passion to teach people how to enjoy peace, God's love, and Christian living for a more fulfilling life. Want a more fulfilling life? Subscribe for free email updates today.

Article Source: WRITERS

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Ngozi Nwoke

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.

User Comments

Enter comments below. Due to spam, all hyperlinks posted in the comments are now immediately disabled by our system.

Please type the following word below:

Not readable? Change text.

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed, Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer

Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© All rights reserved. Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.