Getting into the Kingdom

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Mark 12:28-44 today.
A scribe asked Jesus which is the first commandment. Jesus answered that it is to love God with all that you are, and Jesus added that loving one’s neighbor as we love ourselves is the second commandment. The scribe agreed with the answer of Jesus, adding that it was more important than all offerings and sacrifices. Here is what happened next, “Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’ But after that no one dared question Him” (Mark 12:34).
Friends, you can fill your life with good works and you can obey all the commandments of God, but if you do not love God with your whole self and your neighbor as yourself, you are not yet in the Kingdom of God. He loves you dearly. Love Him in the same way and love those whom He loves.

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Don Ruhl

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