click here to learn more about being redeemed from sin and set free to serve God in spirit and in truth. click here to learn more about holiness click here to learn more about being changed into the same image click here to learn more about sowing and reaping click here to learn more about the free gift of righteousness. click here to learn more about how faith gives us access to grace and grace does the works. click here to learn more about faith and how it comes. click here to learn more about acknowledging Jesus click here to learn more about how God speaks Who will you listen to?  Click here to learn more. click here to learn more about the pattern of God. click here to learn more about the pattern of God for individuals, marriage, and family. click here to learn more about the pattern of God for the local church click here to learn more about the Church universal
SeekFind Logo Menu

Mark 12:30-31 the two most important commandments


Mark 12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your innermost mind, and with all your vital force, and with all your reasoning mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second corresponds, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Note that the most important command is to love the Lord.  This starts with reverence and holy awe toward Him. The sin against this commandment is the most serious sin.  From sins against this commandment, every other sin comes.  This is why Jesus said, the second corresponds, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." The second corresponds to the first because failure to follow the first causes the failure to follow the second. 

The Sin Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is unveiled from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who restrain the truth in poor judgment, * because that which may be known of God is plainly known among them, for God has made it visible it to them. Note  For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, when they knew God, they didn't glorify Him as God, neither were they thankful, but they became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish innermost minds were darkened.

The Punishment Romans 1:24-32 Therefore God also gave them up into uncleanness through the desire for forbidden things that is within their own innermost minds, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves . . . 26 For this cause God gave them up to vile afflictions of the mind, for even their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature, And in the same way the men also, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their desire one toward another, men with men, committing indecent acts and receiving in themselves that penalty of their error that is just. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over into their depraved minds to do those things which should never be done. * Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, desire to harm; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, depravity; slanderers, Backbiters, haters of God, spiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in those who do them they know.

As you can see, all the other sins are the result of the first sin.  Honoring God is the beginning of wisdom.  Wisdom consists of righteousness, holiness, and being set free from sin's bondage.  And all of these sins must be judged by God--and the ungodly people (Atheists and all who do not acknowledge God) actually know that they will be judged.  But they are defiant.

Last updated: Jun, 2013

Bread Crumbs

Home     >   Bible     >   Mark     >   Mark 12     >   v. 30-31 most important command








Toons & Vids



Mark 12:30-31 the two most important commandments



Answer to Critic

Appeal to Possibility

Circular Reasoning

Argument to the Future

Insignificant Cause

Word Magic

Love Between a Man and Woman


Colossians 2

Righteousness & Holiness

Don't Compromise


Proof by Atheism

Scriptures About Marriage

Genuine Authority

The Reason for Rejecting Truth

Witness on the Internet

Flaky Human Reasoning

How Do You Know?


The Real Purpose of the Church

The Real Purpose of Life

From Glory to Glory

REAL Faith--What it IS & IS NOT

REAL Love--What it IS & IS NOT

How to be Led by God

How to Witness

Wisdom: Righteousness & Reality

Holiness & Mind/Soul

Redemption: Free From Sin

Real Reality

Stories Versus Revelation

Understanding Logic

Logical Fallacies

Circular Reasoning-Who is Guilty?

How Can We Know Anything?

God's Word

God's Process

God's Pattern

Mind Designed to Relate to God

Answers for the Confused

Fossil Record Says: "Creation"

Avoid These Pitfalls

Public School's Religion

Twisting Science


Public School Failures

Twisting History

How can we know anything about anything? That's the real question

more info: mouseover or click

The complexity of Gods Way understood in a single diagram
Obey your flesh and descend into darkness