Bruce’s Notes: Scribe came near – where | Heard then arguing – who was arguing, what were they arguing about | See him answer well – Jesus answered well | Scribe asks – “Which commandment is the first of all?” – what commandments? | Jesus answers – “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; – what does one mean? | 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.’ | ‘and with’… Read more »
The Scribe came near because he wanted to increase his knowledge.
If you want to ask some one a question, you would not do that from afar, as you would talking loudly. It seems to be a quiet meaningful chat.
The scribe wanted to find out more from Jesus because he could see that he knew what he was talking about. Asked the question what is the greatest commandment Jesus replied with quotes from the scriptures which they would know The greatest commandment of all love God love your neighbour as yourself Because the scribe recognised what Jesus was saying and accepted it he in effect was rejecting all the other laws that the religious leaders had enacted. He got it.
thank you Jesus ! Lord of the Ages ! Eternal king ! praise your holy Name !
The scribe said: loving God & ones neighbour is ‘much more important that burnt offering & sacrifices’. This manifestation of Jewish worship was there even in Jesus day & he just changed everything with his answer – ‘you are not far from the kingdom of God’. Wow. No one dared ask him any questions after this.
when the Scribe asked Jesus whats the greatest commandment Jesus didn’t hesitate and say … well actually they are all important and we cannot consider one more important than the other .. Jesus knew without any hesitation what He considers to the ‘the’ most important or greatest commandment’ – which is what I see (among other things) in this scripture ..
I see the scribe says,”you are right Teacher you have truly said that he is one” Who is the scribe to call Jesus “TEACHER” does he know Jesus is the son of God and why does he say “one”
Thank you so much Bruce and ministry ,im so glad I met you via the net .I feel the Holy Spirit in my life and pray for the Holy Spirit for each membre of my family with this commandment “love your neighbour as yourself, “in the power of the Holy Spirit and Jesus name .Amen
-Scribe said to Jesus ” You are right Teacher; you have truly said that ‘ HE IS ONE,and BESIDES HIM THERE IS NO OTHER’; and TO LOVE HIM with ALL the HEART, and with ALL the UNDERSTANDING, and with ALL the STRENGTH’, and to LOVE one’s NEIGHBOUR as ONESELF,’ -this is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN ALL WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICES.” -Jesus saw that he ANSWERED WISELY, He said to him, ” You ARE NOT FAR FROM THE KINGDOM OF GOD”. -AFTER THAT NO ONE DARED TO ASK HIM ANY QUESTION.
I wonder why it was important for the scribe to want to know which commandment was the greatest.
Interesting I never thought about it before. A scribe usually listens writes records but here he questions and enters into discussion and then makes what I imagine for a scribe to be a bold move and a wild statement in their era without chastisement. It brings to mind in book of Samuel David enquired of the Lord. Love this bridge building session.
First of all I would like to express the purity of learning the Bible and its true meaning and the gratitude of knowing the word of God as humans that seek the faith trust and believe in the word becomes its most beautiful butterfly out of the cocoon Today is my birthday and I am so great love the spirit of God it is one of the best present I could ever receive so thank you for your sessions and look forward so many more.
When the Teacher of the Law said to Jesus those wise words, and Jesus acknowledged him as being not far from the kingdom of Heaven, i see the other Sadducees getting ruffled and annoyed, that one of them spoke about the Kingdom of Heaven in a totally different way.
Paul , to use one of today’s vernacular , VIRTUAL involvement when necessary to immerse oneself more completely with authors of the revelation of the importance of the documents
Thank you Bruce for the good layout of reading the Bible by seeing what is in the word. Have a Blessed day
“You shall Love your neighbor as yourself” is so very powerful! Ascend dear Lord and help us with living this passage of the Bible. Amen
You are not far from the kingdom of God. – Not far? Close?
First Commandment is: I am the Lord your God and you shall not have other gods before me. The first 3 Commandments refer to GOD HIMSELF. The other 7 are about of neighbors. How can we love GOD with all of our hearts IF we can not love our neighbor WHO is GOD’S greatest creation. A Scribe writes out the Scriptures, and documents. Who had a hand in the death of Christ? Reason for the answer “You are not far from the Kingdom of Heaven.”
I see Jesus trying to teach love of God to the scribe and the people he was speaking to
When we draw near to someone, we want to have a deep and meaningful conversation with them. This is what the scribe wanted. To pray is to draw near to God.
Thank you Bruce
We are expected to love God & our neighbour with our entire being putting ourselves last. This is the most important commandment & nothing else matters more than loving our God & putting Him first in our lives above everything else.
Yesterday I saw Jesus the Scribe looks up eye contact between the two Jesus smiles Question—some of this is obviously in my mind, is this the wrong track?
Hi Louise, the question is ‘What do I see?’ and for some that will mean seeing literally the words on the page, and for others, like yourself, an image appears and that is also what is ‘seen.’ Visualising what is happening in Scripture passages can make them so meaningful – how blessed you are to be able to see in that way. Thank you for sharing today!
The scribes probably saw a group of people and out of curiosity wanted to know what the commotion was all about.
Thank you Bruce for teaching us about scripture and how Jesus shows us the way. We are truly blessed. Have a blessed weekend
Joyce Notes: Scribes, scribes arguing, asking which commandement; what commandments, kingdom of God, Israel, neighbor, jesus asnwered well, “love with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength; all is everything, love Him as God, do I love the stranger or homeless on the street