I may have just wrapped up the 1 Corinthians "Love is" Bible Memory verses series of activities for grandparents and their grandchildren at SandwichINK, but my grandkids and I are still working on it for one more week. Well, really, one more day. After that, it's on to their Awana verses. Today's Word-filled Wednesday seems like a wonderful P.S. to that series for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, from grandkids up to senior parents, to be blessed with.
Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear , O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
I went with the King James Version for the heart. But I have to say, I love the way the Message puts this as well:
Jesus said…The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.' And here is the second: 'Love others as well as you love yourself.' There is no other commandment that ranks with these."
Aren't those great Bible verses for our grand children, as well as us! Wonderful for encouraging, teaching, and shaping! For more uplifting Word-filled Wednesday Bible verses for the Sandwich Generation, be sure to visit Internet Cafe Devotions.
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