The Most Important Thing In Life

Matthew 22:36-40–Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

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The most important thing in life is relationships. No matter where we go we will be involved in relationships.  The most important relationship is our relationship with God.  The next most important is our relationship with others.  The primary element of our relationships is love.

Love the Lord thy God. We are to love God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with our entire mind.  In other words we are to love God with everything we have.  This is the first and great commandment.  Therefore our relationship with God is the most important thing in life.

Love your neighbor. We are to love our neighbor to the same extent that we love ourselves.  This is the second commandment.  Therefore the second most important thing in our life is our relationship with others.

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Jesus was saying that on these two commandments hang all that God has said up to this point.  People get hung up on keeping the commandments but it becomes easier if we just stick to fulfilling these two commandments.  If we keep these two commandments the rest will be covered.