Verse: One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”
The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
“Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”
Insight: The religious expert's answer is the greatest of the commandments for our lives. Our love for God and love for one another is the true testament to our identity as Christians. The only path to heaven is through Jesus who lived and died as the ultimate example of loving God and loving others.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for providing us a clear path to salvation and eternal life. Help us to live in obedience by loving you with all that we are and loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Jesus, let us always strive to follow your perfect example in all that we do. In your name, Amen.