The Daily Fountains Devotional Church


DATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017 (Trinity 16)
READING: Matthew 22:34-40

King James Version 34.  But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 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. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.


Jesus Christ by God's wisdom silenced the question of the resurrection, and the Pharisees saw and wanted to exploit the opportunity to show supremacy over the Sadducees. The Pharisees put heads together and selected one of their best to tempt Jesus with a question.
It was a question which had been a subject for serious debate for centuries. The Pharisees had over 613 commandments in the law, 248 positive and 365 negative. It was really difficult to memorise all the commandments, much less to keep them. Their century old problem was summarised in two quotations from the Old Testament (Deut. 6, 5 & Lev 19: 18) love for God and love for man.

This is the type of love that God requires all men to exercise. Christians who are God's children are to manifest this love in all their relationships with their neighbours. (I John 4:20). This is where a good number have failed. We are waiting for the day we will see God to show Him how much we love Him; but we forget that God measures our love for Him in the way we relate in love to our neighbours. Matt. 25:42. How you love God is shown in how you love your neighbour.

Verse 1
`Love him who's thy neighbour`
It is the Lord's command
He made Himself an example
By the way He loved us.

Verse 2
`Love him who's thy neighbour`
Whether in peace or war
He taught us to love all our foes,
Repay evil with good.

Verse 3
`Love him who's thy neighbour`
The Lord's voice trumpets still
So, all of us ought to prepare
To love all our neighbours.

Verse 4
`Love him who's thy neighbour`
And those living next door
Those that are in your neighbourhood
And all your enemies.

Verse 5
To love our neighbours as
Jesus Himself loved us
Jesus loved all His enemies
And blessed and prayed for them

PRAYER: Oh God, help me to love You wholeheartedly and my neighbour as myself. Athem

Orin I.O.M. 343
1. "Fe enikeji re,"
Ase Oluwa ni;
O sa f' ara Re s' apere,
Ni fife t' O fe wa.

2. "Fe enikeji re,"
N' ire tabi n' ija;
O ko w ape k'a f' ota wa,
K'a f' ore san ibi.

3. "Fe enikeji re,"
Oluwa nke tantan;
O ye ki gbogbo wa mura,
K'a f' ore san ibi.

4. Fe enikeji re,
At' aladugbo re,
Pelu gbogb' eni yi o ka,
At' ota re pelu.

5. K' a f' enikeji wa,
Bi Jesu ti fe wa,
Jesus a f' awon ota Re,
O si sure fun won. Amin.

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