David Lucas continues this series ‘Committed’. Reading from Mark 12:28-44.
There used to be a lot of rules and ways of doing things. The scribe in this passage is intrigued and wanting to know more of which is the most important commandment. He gives two; Love God and Love your neighbour.
Jesus asks the disciples in Mark 2 to follow him. This requires an action, it’s not something you can let one person to lead to do it alone, it requires another action from another person.
“And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”
Mark 8:34-36 ESV
Jesus warned about the scribes, who were recognised as highly respectable people of the time. He warned that we are not to be like that, they are only there to serve themselves. Jesus asks that would we would serve and love others.
Jesus isn’t impressed by the money that we have and those that could richly (by wealth) give. Rather than, the poor widow give more because she was faithful to give all that she had.
God rewards those that are faithful.
We pray that you will deepen your walk with God by being faithful to him (giving your all) and love him more and love your neighbour too.