Inherit Eternal Life

From my sunday school this week. Interesting that the parable of the good samaritan brings out the way to inherit eternal life is the same as obeying the “greatest commandments”.

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Luke 10:25-27 AMP
25 And then a certain lawyer arose to try (test, tempt) Him, saying, Teacher, what am I to do to inherit everlasting life [that is, to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah’s kingdom]?
26 Jesus said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it?
27 And he replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.

Leviticus 19:18 AMP
18 You shall not take revenge or bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

Deuteronomy 6:5 AMP
5 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being and with all your might.

Matthew 22:35-40 AMP
35 And one of their number, a lawyer, asked Him a question to test Him.
36 Teacher, which kind of commandment is great and important (the principal kind) in the Law? [Some commandments are light—which are heavy?]
37 And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).
38 This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment.
39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.
40 These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets.

What is implied to be one way for the lawyer to show love toward his neighbor?

Luke 10:25-27 AMP
36 Which of these three do you think proved himself a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers? {The Good Samaritan -Lk 10}
37 He answered, The one who showed pity and mercy to him. And Jesus said to him, Go and do likewise.

==> Our love for Jesus should compel us to show mercy.

One cannot say that they love Jesus without obeying Him and loving others.

John 3:36 AMP
36 And he who believes in (has faith in, clings to, relies on) the Son has (now possesses) eternal life. But whoever disobeys (is unbelieving toward, refuses to trust in, disregards, is not subject to) the Son will never see (experience) life, but [instead] the wrath of God abides on him. [God’s displeasure remains on him; His indignation hangs over him continually.]

John 15:10-13 AMP
10 If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love.
11 I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.
12 This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you.
13 No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.

1 John 4:20-21 AMP
20 If anyone says, I love God, and hates (detests, abominates) his brother [in Christ], he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, Whom he has not seen.
21 And this command (charge, order, injunction) we have from Him: that he who loves God shall love his brother [believer] also.

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