When He was asked what the greatest commandment in the Law was, Jesus' response was a surprise. Loving God and loving people sums up His reply in Mark 12:28-31. Of all the rules He could have said, these are the two He chose. So it only makes sense that as Jesus followers, this should get our focus. Not that other things aren't valid or necessary. But, truth, seasoned with a whole lot of grace and love, is easier to digest...especially to an unbelieving world. So, let's preach this Truth to them smothered with a whole lot of love.
Join me in praying that our children would love God with their entire being, which would then enable them to love the world as well.
●____________ will love the Lord his God with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his mind and with all his strength. And ____________ will love his neighbor as himself. (Mark 12:30-31)
●____________ will let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for when ____________ loves others he has fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:8)
●____________ will be devoted to others in love. ____________ will honor one another above himself. (Romans 12:10)
●I pray that ____________’s love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that ____________ may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. and ____________ will be filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:9-11)