Coram Deo: Daily Meditations on God’s Presence - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Greatest Commandments

Matthew 22:34–40

“We learn from this, that God does not rest satisfied with the outward appearance of works, but chiefly demands the inward feelings, that from a good root good fruits may grow” (John Calvin). Love is not primarily a feeling, but Jesus certainly wants feeling and action to agree. We must act in a loving way even if the feeling is not present, but to feel love while acting is even better. Pray that your actions would always be a result of the love you possess.

For further study:

Deut. 5:6–7, 21

The Bible in a year:

Isaiah 4–6

Coram Deo from TableTalk Magazine, Matthew Studies. Copyright © 2008 by Ligonier Ministries.

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