Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Matthew 22:36
Jesus was asked what is the greatest commandment, his response was very simple however do many people really get what he’s saying? Sometimes Christianity can get complicated, but when we apply these simple rules by Jesus its clear. Put God truly first then you can truly love others.
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. Matthew 22:37-38
The greatest commandment is that we love God, this may sound simple but really is a stumbling block for many people. To first love God you have to acknowledge he exists, you have to get to know him, and then trust him.
Now that simple commandment seems more complicated. People like to throw the word Love around loosely. But to truly Love commands many things including trust, honesty, and sacrifice.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matthew 22:39
Why is Love your neighbor second? Simple you can’t truly love others until you understand what love is. God is love, he demonstrated that by sacrificing his only begotten Son to save your life. There is no greater love than that.
Secondly to be a true disciple of Christ is to serve others and not yourself. When you live like Christ you can truly love your neighbor regardless of who they are because you love God. So if you have issues loving your neighbor seek God first and he will open your heart to true love in Jesus Name Amen