WE LOVE GOD WHEN WE OBEY HIM. IN MARK 12:28 A TEACHER OF RELIGIOUS LAW ASKED JESUS WHICH OF THE COMMANDMENTS WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW. JESUS MENTIONED TWO COMMANDMENTS, ONE FROM DEUTERONOMY 6:5
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Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. THE OTHER COMMANDMENT FROM LEVITICUS 19:18. New International Version
“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
BOTH COMMANDMENTS HAD TO DO WITH LOVE. WHY IS LOVE SO IMPORTANT? JESUS SAID THAT ALL OF THE COMMANDMENTS WERE GIVEN FOR TWO SIMPLE REASONS TO HELP US LOVE GOD AND LOVE OTHERS AS WE SHOULD…
◄ John 14:21 New International Version
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
John 15:10 New International Version
10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. John 15:9New International Version (NIV)
9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.