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Jesus was asked this very question by a Pharisee who was considered to be "an expert in the law" (Matthew 22:34-36). Jesus answered by saying, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all ...
God's greatest commandment: Love God. (Matthew 22:36-40) Teacher,which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. These, however, are not really two, but one single commandment, the spheres of operation of which are completely inseparable. He did say the second is like the first. And, if one can actually live by this commandment, all else follows.There is no need for any other law. God can, will, and must be loved totally or not at all, Love is total. It is not broken, partial or incomplete. If it were,it would not be love. Love is. And in that presence there is nothing else. Any pretense to love that is not all-inclusive is but an empty idol; at best a vague shadow, at worst a plastic counterfeit of the real thing.
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