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.
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.”
Q & A 5
Q. Can you live up to all this perfectly?
I have a natural tendency
to hate God and my neighbor.