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The Purpose of Knowledge

But when the Pharisees heard that He had put the Sadducees to silence, they gathered themselves together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets” (Matt. 22:34-40 NASB). In these words Jesus gives to us some very enlightening thoughts concerning the purpose of knowledge. He is asked which of the some 613 commandments in the Old Testament Law is the most important. Jesus informs the inquirer that the greatest...

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