Mar 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Mar 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
i sit here and i wonder .. Why is LOVE the greatest commandment? Not because i dont think it should be, but because i want to ponder and dig into why God would say love to be the greatest commandment.
Two things came to my mind. and as elementary as they may be, they are on my heart and i just want to write it out – even if it be for my own good :)
one. When we *LOVE* God. when we truly love him, with our whole heart. our whole soul and our whole mind – Duet says with all of our might, when we put this much effort of ourselves into loving God, the rest will fall into place. it will be nothing to obey the commandments of God when we love God. when we love God it is nothing to serve him, to give things up for him, to forsake all things and run after him with a completely devoted heart. if u find yourself, not able to give something up. not able to let go of a particular thing, check your love for God. there is a reason this is the greatest commandment.
two. Sinner people are looking for love. it is something that, satan has definatly distorted. Humans, as being made in the image of God, desire and have a longing and a hole in their hearts for love. a God love. a Holy and divine love. a love that only God can provide. but satan has the world looking for this love in every avenue and angle that God is not in. So, Christ commands us to love. to show forth this love that he provides, people are dying and going to hell with out it. and we hold the answer. we hold the love they seek, we MUST show it to them.