Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: Loving God – The Story Behind Matthew 22:37

Matthew 22:37 is a favorite children’s Bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?

“Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind’.”

Matthew, also called Levi, had been a hated Jewish tax collector until He met Jesus and his world was turned upside down.  From then on Matthew became a devoted disciple of Jesus.

Matthew wrote to convince the Jews that Jesus was in fact the promised Messiah (God) they had been waiting for.

Jesus was constantly facing conflict with the religious leaders because they didn’t want to believe that He was the Son of God and had the wisdom and authority to teach team.

In this instance, the religious leaders were trying to trip Jesus up with their questions.  They asked Jesus what was the greatest law. The religious leaders had ranked over 600 laws and they were trying to get Jesus in trouble because no one agreed on what law was the most important.

As usual, in Matthew 22:37, Jesus confounded them by focusing on loving God and not about the do’s and don’ts of the law.

It is about the love that is in your heart for God and others that God is interested in.  Everything flows from there Jesus went on to say in verses 38-40.

Now you know the story behind Matthew 22:37. For more info. visit…

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