As a Christian, it can be so easy to get caught up in what we should and shouldn’t do in life; in understanding doctrine, pursuing gifts, studying the Word, cultivating the Fruits of the Spirit. These things may be worthy pursuits, but they’re not the main thing.
A few weeks back one of our pastors mentioned that a guy in our Young Adults group had said to him that no matter what he did, or what he looked into, he found it kept coming back to the same thing:
Love God; Love People.
Funny, I think I’ve heard that somewhere before. Oh, Yeah – Jesus.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Amidst our overcomplicating of life, we sometimes forget that Jesus has told us what the main thing is. And He’s God. He’s timeless. It will always be the main thing.