5 – Minute Friday TELL

Before I actually start the 5 minute writing segment I have to say I had what I thought was the entire piece written and ready to post yesterday.  For some reason I thought the word was ‘fill’ and even though I knew it was almost the same as ‘filled’ from the week before I thought OK here goes.  I even wrote a poem for the 5 minutes.  But guess what?  That was not the word (But, of course, you already know that.)  I really apologize to those who clicked on the post, before I took it down.  It took you into la-la land, I’ve been told.   Alright.  Enough.  Here’s the real post…

Moses Smashing the Tablets of the Law by artist Rembrandt

Moses Smashing the Tablets of the Law by artist Rembrandt

Any time I hear the word tell my mind goes to an Adult Sunday School lesson I did on the commands of the New Testament.  We all know there are are 10 Commandments in the Old but I wanted to discover what the New said.  So here it is…When asked what the greatest Commandment is Jesus clearly gave two, love God and love others.  But I just knew there had to be more…

In Matthew 28:16-20 we find the Great Commission.  In it, while telling the disciples how to teach new disciples He clearly says, “Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you…”  Along with the commands to love God and love others there are two more in this passage.  Go and tell.

STOP

Now I have to finish because there’s a bit more that needs to be said past the five minutes.

Mark 16:15-18 gives the same  command.  Go into all the world.  Tell them the Story.  And, so, the 4 Commandments of the New Testament are; 1-Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37) 2-Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:39) 3-Go and make disciple of all nations. (Matthew 28:19) 4-Tell the Good News to everyone. (Mark 16:15)

Ah, Lord, God, You have given such a simple set of commands.  Father, help me to love You, love others, go and tell.  Stop me from procrastinating on this issue.  Give me strength and courage to do what only You can do through me.  Make it so in Jesus Precious Name.

 

2 thoughts on “5 – Minute Friday TELL

  1. It’s good to remember all God’s Commandments as you shared Marie and we know that the Scriptures confirm that when we keep the greatest Commandments we are keeping them all, when we Love God and others we don’t hurt them or ourselves, which is what the Commandments are all about.(see below) and we also remember Jesus is the fulfillment of the Sabbath and so we are no longer restricted to what day we worship or what we eat all is acceptable, so yes keeping the Commandments according to the New Covenant that in Christ Jesus is very important and we will keep them if we are perfected in Love, which we are to aim for as God told us and Paul confirmed.

    Matthew 22:36 -40 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt Love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two Commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    1 John 2:4-6 He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the Love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne.

  2. Hello! I am your neigbour at 5 minute Friday. When I sat down to write my own post, those same words from Messiah came to me – “Go and tell them!” My husband and I have just returned form a ministry trip to Ghana and the joy of being able to tell others about God and His truth, is the greatest joy ever! Many blessings.. Aliyah (setapartwarrior.blogspot.com)

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