The religious leaders of Jesus’ time had come up with so many rules and regulations, many of them man-made, that they needed religious lawyers to interpret them all. Then each rabbi or teacher had his opinion of which were the most important. But when one of those lawyers asked Jesus for His opinion about which laws were the greatest, He basically said, I’ll do you one better, I’ll sum them all up for you!
Also, we are repeatedly warned, even in the New Testament, to avoid idolatry. In fact, we’re warned to flee from it. But giant statues aren’t the only kind of idols. Read about a brand of idolatry with which we may all struggle: idolatry of the heart. Continue reading