Old Testament Law

I’ve always looked at Old Testament laws as harsh–but at the core, the heartbeat of the law was love, and love towards the most vulnerable: widows, orphans, foreigners, the poor, the one on trial, and the neighbor.

“The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” (Matthew 12:29b-31, NLT)

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