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Matthew 22:34-40 The Greatest Commandments

What is the greatest commandment?

What is the greatest commandment?

Jesus is still in the temple in Jerusalem. He has been confronted by so many different challenges and challengers, but He has bested them all. The Pharisees try once again. They have just watched the Sadducees get knocked out.

The Pharisees have just watched Jesus best the Sadducees, so they prepare for their final round. They send their best lawyer up to bat. And of course he chooses a question of law. He doesn’t even try to flatter Jesus like the Pharisees disciples and Herodians did. He gets right to the point.

“Which is the greatest commandment?” I wonder if he had one in mind when he asked the question. Read more »