Commandments. What do you think of when you hear that word? Rules? Guidelines? Well that’s exactly what they are. They are instructions straight from God to us. Have you ever done something that your parents told you not to do? At first you felt like you got away with it but then you started to feel guilty. That’s because not only did you disobey your parents but you disobeyed Jesus. If we follow the commandments God gave us we will be happy. If we break them it not only hurts us but hurts God too. These rules weren’t made to try and control us but to protect us. They were made with love. You are very special and Jesus loves you and wants to keep you safe.
There are lots of commandments that God gave us, but there is one that is super special. Not only is it a really good commandment but Jesus says it is the greatest one! “Love the Lord your God. Love him with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second most important command is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ These two commands are the most important commands.” Mark 12:30-31
Here is a video to remind us that keeping His commandments and loving one another is the best thing to do!