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RELIGIOUS CEREMONY AND SERVICE

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. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matthew 22:37-39

May God bless our world, give our leaders shepherd heart and give everyone of us our breakthrough in Jesus name.

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. "He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young." Isaiah 40:11

What a sobering thought! We can offer God all kinds of religious rituals and ceremonies, all kinds of religious service, and He may hate it and consider it an abomination! Perhaps, in the midst of all their calamity (described in Isaiah 1:5-9), Judah thought the answer was in religious ceremonies, in their ancient version of “church attendance” and a few pounds in the offering. But if their heart wasn’t changed, and humbled, and surrendered to the Lord, it made no difference. Without the right heart, God hated their religious ceremony and service!

Are we following the will of our Lord? Jesus defined the law in its core principles: "Love the Lord with everything you have and love your neighbour as yourself."

But there has been much confusion about what it means to love your neighbor as yourself. This doesn’t mean that we must love ourselves before we can love anyone else; it means that in the same way we take care of ourselves and are concerned about our own interests, we should take care and have concern for the interests of others.

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