I’ve Got a Bible…Now What? Day 11

Read Matthew 22:34-40

NIV Translation

ESV Translation

Genre: Gospel

On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 22:40 (ESV)

What is important about this passage?

This may be the most famous part of the New Testament. It is called the “Greatest Commandment” or the “Golden Rule”.

 

Read 1 John 2:3-11

NIV Translation

ESV Translation

Genre: Epistle. This is a letter written by the apostle John to a group of early Christians.

And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 2:3 (ESV)

What is important about this passage?

John reminds his fellow Christians that they must “live as Jesus did” and obey his commands. He also says that hatred is a sign that a person is still “in darkness”.

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