Heidelberg Catechism - Lord's Day 2

Lord’s Day 2 

Q & A 3 

Q. How do you come to know your misery? 

A. The law of God tells me.

1 Rom. 3:207:7-25

Q & A 4 

Q. What does God’s law require of us? 

A. Christ teaches us this in summary in Matthew 22:37-40

“‘You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your mind.’
This is the greatest and first commandment. 

“And a second is like it:
‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

“On these two commandments hang
all the law and the prophets.” 

1 Deut. 6:5
2 Lev. 19:18

Q & A 5 

Q. Can you live up to all this perfectly? 

A. No.
I have a natural tendency
to hate God and my neighbor.

1 Rom. 3:9-20, 231 John 1:8, 10
2 Gen. 6:5Jer. 17:9Rom. 7:23-248:7Eph. 2:1-3Titus 3:3