John 3:1-15 - Trinity Sunday - May 26, 2013
We Speak of What We Know
Jesus was once asked by a Scribe, as recorded in Mark 12, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered by quoting from Deuteronomy 6: “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.” Jesus almost quoted from Deuteronomy word for word. But He added something – not like He added to Scripture – No, but He clarified the meaning of Scripture. He who Himself fulfills all of Scripture summed up what it means to love God with your heart, and soul, and strength by including the phrase, “and with all your mind.”
See, it’s perfectly accessible to human reason that there is one God.