*Please read all of Mark 12:24-34. What is it that Jesus caught in the words of the Scribe that made him react the way he did in verse 34.
Jesus touched on something that is left out of the original command to “Love God with all one’s ‘…’.” (the original is found in Deuteronomy). The Scribe knew exactly what it was that Jesus was enlightening the People on as is evidenced in his wording.
Anyone? What did the Scribe say that caused Jesus to say, “Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.”
Forget that Scribes are looked down upon (I think a lot of the animosity between Jesus and the Pharisees/ Scribes was interpolated as it keeps most judging the Jewish People under false pretenses rather than seeing the enlightenment that Jesus was sharing). I do not see this Scribe in a bad light AT ALL!! Personally, I think that there was a lesson to be learned about Divine Love as opposed to mankind’s idea of love.
In Psalm 119:29 the Psalmist says, “Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously*.” The meaning of this became apparent when I understood what is entailed in Divine Love.
And that the Scribes did not hide this knowledge is evident in the wording of Deuteronomy 30… the blessing and the curse.
So, can anyone tell me what it is that the Scribe saw in Jesus’ enlightened teachings?
I will give you a hint… it is one word that marks the enlightenment about why the command to Love God IS the most important to fulfilling the Law of God.
I am trusting that there are some on this forum who are indeed willing to search for the Truth rather than just being told what to think.