Michael Colunga (28 June 2013)
"Old and New II"

Hello, John and Doves,
Another difference between the dispensations of Law and Grace is simply that
the Lawmaker has interpreted the Law for us.  That is to say, He confirmed
the validity of the Torah.  [See scripture references.]
      The Most Important Commandment

28One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

29Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this:

‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord.

30And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart,

all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’

(Deuteronomy 6:4-5)

31The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor

as yourself.’ (Leviticus 19:18)

No other commandment is greater than these.”


32The teacher of religious law replied, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth by saying that there is only one God and no other. 33And I know it is important to love him with all my heart and all my understanding and all my strength, and to love my neighbor as myself. This is more important than to offer all of the burnt offerings and sacrifices required in the law.”

34Realizing how much the man understood, Jesus said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” And after that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Mark 12:28-34  NLT


We will be like Him, if all this waiting keeps up.
     13And so you will bear testimony to me. 14But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
Luke 21:13-15  NIV