The This Doesn't Apply To Me Syndrome...

"Then one of the Scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceived that He had answered them well, asked Him, 'Which is the first Commandment of all?'

Jesus answered him, 'The first of all the Commandments is: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first Commandment. And the second like it is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other Commandment greater than these.

So the Scribe said to Him, 'Well said Teacher. You have spoken the truth for there is one God and there is no other but He.'"   

Now, it would have been great if the scribe had shut his mouth at that point. He didn't need to say anything more but, like all Liberals, he couldn't resist showing his "education", "knowledge" and "wisdom". Notice the words he uses to reiterate what Christ had already said. The difference is that what he reiterated is NOT what Christ said. What the Scribe quoted back to Him was not what Christ said but, a watered down version. The Scribe massaged Christ's words so that it was more palatable and less personal for him. 

"And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one another's neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.'" - Mark 12:28-33

I found it rather interesting that the Scribe told Jesus what he heard rather than what Christ actually said. The Scribe used words like "the" and "oneself" to distance himself from what the Lord had actually said. The Scribe must have believed that the words of Christ applied to everyone else rather than him. 

I heard as a boy that an excuse was merely the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. As you read what Jesus said and then compare it to what the Scribe said, was the Scribe using an excuse of a lie?

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Comments (4)

  1. PTF

    If folks could grasp and understand the first two Commandments we would have a better world.
    There’s a growing number of atheists and non believers who challenge the Commandments no thanks to as mentioned…" liberals".
    The Commandments should be used as a learning tool…outside the churches and Sunday CCD classes and I underscored this.
    Perhaps the Commandment " Thou shalt not steal " should be noted,especially in politics.

    March 06, 2017
    1. willsblog

      For the most part I agree with you. The Commandments are not for us to learn from nor are they to show how “good” we are. The Commandments were given to mankind to show us how desperately we NEED God, His power, His might, His salvation, His eternal life and His Spirit. Scripture even tells us “if not for the law I would not know sin”, so that we KNOW what sin is, how fallen we are and what our sin’s wages are.

      March 07, 2017
      1. PTF

        The Commandments are our lives and ways in which we should live. Liberals with their 2 cent rhetoric brainwash us in thinking the Commandments are a burden. This is why you see public buildings displaying the Commandments are sanctioned and order to remove them. What next ? our private homes ?
        How many families say grace before every meal ?
        School prayer ?
        All of this was slowly stopped under the liberal Demo administrations.
        We need to get back to basics and it has to start at home. I personally will not stop saying prayers or breaking any of the Ten Commandments.

        March 07, 2017
        1. willsblog

          I would agree, the “2 cent brainwashing” is what the Liberals have done for years. I would also agree that the Liberals want everyone to believe that God’s laws are a burden rather than the blessing they are to stay OUT of trouble.

          March 08, 2017