The Least of the Commandments
Tags: commandments, compassion, emotional pain, empathy, mercy
Thought for the Week:
A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel. (Proverbs 12:10)
You shall certainly let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, in order that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days. (Deuteronomy 22:6-7)
"Don't make mountains out of molehills" means don't turn a trivial matter into a large concern. Yeshua seems to espouse a similar sentiment when He chastises the religious for scrupulously observing the small details of God's Law while ignoring the "weightier provisions of the Torah" (Matthew 23:23). Nevertheless, Yeshua taught His disciples to keep even the smallest of the Torah's commandment…
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