- Listen Carefully
- Follow Directions
- Obey the Teacher
- Work Quietly
- Keep Your Hands to Yourself
- Be Kind to Others
The religious leaders of Jesus' day liked to sit around and discuss the law. They especially liked to ask Jesus questions about the law hoping to trick him into saying something that would cause people to turn against him. One day they were questioning Jesus and he answered them with one good answer right after another. One of the teachers of the law was standing there listening to the debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?"
Jesus answered, "The most important commandment is this: 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.' The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment is greater than these."
After hearing Jesus' answer, no one else dared to ask him any more questions!
What a great answer. If we could just keep those two commandments, we wouldn't have any trouble keeping the rest of them, would we?