A MORE TELLING CONFESSION

“Then he said to Him, ‘Which ones?’ And Jesus said, ‘You shall not commit murder; you shall not steal; your shall not bear false witness; honor your father and mother; and you shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 19:18-19).

It’s telling that Jesus would focus this inquiring young man’s attention to the second table of the law; those dealing with human relationships. While anyone can offer a subjective confession to the primacy of God, emphasized in the first table of the law, it is our dealings with real people that bear the more objective evidence of how our faith is being borne out. It is this neighbor love that speaks the real “God story” of our lives.

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