Devotions based on Scot McKnight’s book, One.Life
As a professor Scot McKnight was concerned for judging if someone got it right, according to his theology. But he found there is a vast difference between focusing on being right and focusing on being a follower of Jesus. Jesus was more about being absorbed in loving God and others. In Jesus day the Torah contained 613 separate rules but Jesus reduced them to 2, which is the Jesus Creed: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. ( In Mark 12) What God really wants is for us to love God and others, and if we do that everything else will fall in line. Jesus was not about letting people off the hook if they were right and kept all the rules, but gave the Torah of Love! His kingdom is a kingdom of love. “Without love society becomes a chaos of individuals. Without love, society becomes a free-for-all. Without love, society ceases being a society. With love, society becomes community. With love, Society becomes one for all and all for one. With love, society becomes kingdom.”
When we live in love, we live in the kingdom He came to create. What would happen if everyone lived the Jesus Creed?!!!