Mark 12:29-31 states,
“…The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Now these words were spoken by Jesus as noted in the Gospel of Mark, when one of the scribes came up to Jesus and asked him which commandment was the most important of them all.
You see, when Jesus came to Jerusalem and started shaking things up, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders were afraid of him and set out to kill him. They would try and trick Jesus into saying the wrong thing, so they would ask him questions to see how he would answer them.
What they witnessed was Jesus’s wisdom, and that he truly was who he said he was. But that didn’t matter to them. They still sought out revenge to kill Jesus as a result of him turning the tides.
What has God chosen you to do that goes against governmental policy? Has he chosen you to speak up and speak out against authority rule? Or has he simply chosen you to step out of your comfort zone long enough to see that his word is true?
Whatever it is that God has asked you to do or spoken to you, know these principles to be true:
“That the Lord our God, the Lord is one.”
And he is asking you to trust him and let him guide you.
And that the Lord has required us to,
“love one’s neighbor as oneself.”
God is with you and he very much and very well has a plan for you. Let him guide you.
Trust that he is there with you.
God bless you.