Second Commandment
Listen to Jesus, understand and obey

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Jesus His Commandment

  • Listen to Jesus, understand and obey
  • Matthew 7:24-25 ¶ Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

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Commandment category: Second Commandment

All Jesus His Commandments can be grouped into the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament (Exodus 20).

Direct Bible References

Extra direct Bible references which expands or explain the same commandment.

  • Deuteronomy 13:4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. (Author: 'Moses')
  • Matthew 13:10-17 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Matthew 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Matthew 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. (Author: 'HEERE')
  • Luke 8:21 And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • John 15:14-15 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Acts 3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. (Author: 'Peter')
  • Acts 5:29 ¶ Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. (Author: 'Paul')
  • Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. (Author: 'Paul')
  • James 1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. (Author: 'James')
  • 1 John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. (Author: 'John')
  • Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Author: 'Jesus')

Indirect Bible References

Extra, more indirect Bible references, relating to the same commandment.

  • Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (Author: 'Moses')
  • Psalms 95:6-8 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: (Author: 'Unknown')
  • Isaiah 42:20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not. (Author: 'Isaiah')
  • Jeremiah 7:13-14 And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not; Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh. (Author: 'Jeremiah')
  • Jeremiah 9:13 And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; (Author: 'Jeremiah')
  • Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Mark 7:14-16 ¶ And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand: There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Luke 8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. (Author: 'Jesus')

Example Bible References

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Wisdom Bible References

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Duplicate Bible References

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Study Bible References

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Legend

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  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is negative, something you should not do
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is both positive and negative
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is positive, something you should do or learn from
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is not yet determined positive or negative
  • Author: Indicates the known author from this Bible reference
  • OT Law nr: Jewish tradition teached that there are 613 commandments or mitzvot in the Torah. We list the Number, based on a chronological order (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuteronomium).
  • Rambam Title: This is the commandment, as an interpretation of Rambam (commonly known as Maimonides)
  • Rambam Coding: The coding refers to the commandments layout of Rambam. Rabbi Chafetz Chayim wrote a book with all the commandments which can still be observed today. The book is called 'The Concise Book of Mitzvoth'
    • CCA means a positive mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
    • CCN is the negative mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
    • CCI means that this mitzvah can only be performed in the State of Israel.

Who came up with this "613 Mitzvot"?

Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, His full name was Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon. His name formed the acronym as "The Rambam" was born on the 14th of Nisan 4895 (30th March 1135) and he died on the 20th of Tevet of 4965 (Dec. 13 1204). The Rambam was one of the most saught after individuals of his time. Not only as a Halachic authority, but also within the secular world of kings and sultans, for his vast knowledge of secular medecines was outstanding. When writting the Mishna Torah, Ramban reviewed the Torah's Mitzvot, and he itemized them. He seperated the positive and negative mitzvot, listed them, all 613, and discussed them.

Drawings

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Artist: Jenske Visser

Questions

Share your hearts together by discussing the following questions:
  • Is there anything you don't understand within this commandment?
  • Wat appeals to you about all Bible references and resources?
  • How do you apply this commandment in your life or do you experience any boundaries?
Extra questions:
  • If you want to grow in applying your faith, what does that take?
  • Once you know what He says, can you trust it?
  • What keeps people away from God's Truth?
  • What makes it difficult for you to listen, understand and obey?

Superbook

Superbook - Peter and Cornelius

Joy and Chris are late for school and get caught by the letter-of-the-law hall monitor. Chris has been late one too many times and receives an after-school detention. Chris begs for mercy but the strict Hall Monitor has no interest in giving Chris special treatment over anyone else. Superbook arrives and much to Chris’ disapproval, Superbook brings the hall monitor with them on their adventure! Superbook brings them back to a time when Peter needed to learn that God doesn’t have favorites


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Short Movies

Moving Works - Follower

Sarah enjoys relating with people, but when an encounter with a Deaf woman challenges her ability to connect, God redefines what it means for her to be a follower.

Songs

Selah - Firm Foundation
Crowder - Red letters
Keith Green - To obey is better than sacrifice

"When a man listens, God speaks. If a man obeys, God acts. When a man prays, God gives strength."

Quote by: Corrie ten Boom