The Gospels – The Gospel According to Matthew
The greatest Commandment
Matthew 22:34-40 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. (35) Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, (36) Master, which is the great commandment in the law? (37) Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (38) This is the first and great commandment. (39) And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (40) On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
With the same consistency that have marked His Teachings, Jesus reiterated that it is the First Commandment that is the most important because he who loves God will through the love that he has for his Creator always be willing to fulfill the other Commandments. If, however, he does not love his Creator, then he will not fulfill any of the Commandments. The fulfillment of any of the Commandments rested on the love that the creature has for his Creator. It is very much the same with earthly relationships between a father and a son. If the son loves his father, then he is more than likely to obey him in all that his father asks of him.
Jesus went further and demands that we love our neighbours like ourselves. Not until now through the book “In the Light of Truth” the Grail Message of Abd-ru-shin have we understood what this meant. What we do for our neighbours, we do in reality only for ourselves. If we think good thoughts towards our neighbours, then as has been explained earlier, these good thoughts are like seeds planted in a garden which will bring an abundance of harvest. We reap whatever we sow.
If we sow good thoughts as regards our neighbours, then we reap back good rewards through the workings of the Laws of God. We will have what people have variously described as good fortune, good karma or good luck. If, however, we persist in showering our neighbours with unkind thoughts, then we reap these same evil in what has also been described as bad luck, evil fate, evil karma or evil fortune. Jesus meant this as a lifebelt for us so that in spite of everything, we would have something simple enough to cling to so that we do not have to become unnecessarily lost.
Matthew 22:41-46 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
This is self-explanatory but in their blindness, the Pharisees did not see this. If Christ was the Son of God, then He would have to be Lord to David and indeed to all creatures. Since He was a Part of God, He shared the same Essence as God.
His physical body may have been descended from the line of David but here it is a question of the real person and not the covering. This error unfortunately still persists until today whereby the prevailing conception is that the physical body is the man, but it will not be long before this enlightenment is spread among the whole of mankind. The Pharisees saw it the same way since just like today they lacked spiritual insight and the ability to see beyond the physical and material.