The peoples champion has come to Jerusalem. The great enemy has been plotting and planning. They are about to make their final move. They are just waiting for the perfect opportunity. In the midst of them trying to catch Jesus they missed a very important detail. You can’t fool the greatest when they are living out the greatest. Jesus is obviously the greatest there has ever been. Think about it. Why would anyone every think that they can pull one over on the Master, the Greatest. I can compare that to me thinking that I could out snowboard Shaun White.
Then they ask God what is the greatest commandment. Look deep into the words Jesus says. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Imagine if we did this. Imagine if this was a part of our daily lives. How would things look different? I can tell you that I would no longer be fooled be the lesser things around me. The distractions and drama that is around us would be insignificant.
If I summed up, everything that I am to do as a believer. Love everyone around me, go to Church, pray, read my Bible, have self-control, be a good friend/child/parent/student. All these things I would be doing if I obeyed the first commandment. There is a reason why we are supposed to live by that. When we have that priority straight we don’t have to worry about the little things because the little things will be automatic. When you follow the Greatest and live by the greatest commandment life has to be different, and can’t be the same as everyone around us in the world.