The greatest of all commandments…

This week’s Torah portion (Vaetchanan) repeats the Ten Commandments. Though there are some slight differences between the Exodus and Deuteronomy versions, both begin with “I AM” (אָנכִי) and both end with “[for] your neighbor” (לְרֵעֶךָ). Joining these together says “I am your neighbor,” indicating that the LORD Himself is found in your neighbor. [source]

Interesting, considering how Jesus answered a question by one who was well versed in the Law:

Mat 22:36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?
Mat 22:37 And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mat 22:38 This is the great and first commandment.
Mat 22:39 And a second like unto it is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Mat 22:40 On these two commandments the whole law hangeth, and the prophets.

A good question would be… How are we to love them?

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