They should judge the people at all times. Then they can bring you every important case but judge every minor case themselves. In this way you will lighten your load, and they will bear [it] with you.
"Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?"
One of the scribes approached. When he heard them debating and saw that Jesus answered them well, he asked Him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?"
This is the greatest and most important commandment.
"This is the most important," Jesus answered: Listen, Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is One.
"The second is: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these."
So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?"
But as for you, do you seek great things for yourself? Stop seeking! For I am about to bring disaster on every living creature'-[this is] the Lord's declaration-'but I will grant you your life like the spoils [of war] wherever you go.' "
How she sits alone, the city [once] crowded with people! She who was great among the nations has become like a widow. The princess among the provinces has become a slave.
Blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the sanctuary that sanctified the gold?
Blind people! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
"This is why I tell you: Don't worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food and the body more than clothing?
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.
and know His will, and approve the things that are superior, being instructed from the law,
1 Corinthians 15:3
For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,