Jesus gave two commandments for His disciples to follow.
The first, “love God with all your heart”, Matthew 22:37
and the second, “love your neighbor as yourself”, Matthew 22:39
The former verse wraps up and includes everything within
the Ten Commandments given to Moses.
By loving God, we are obedient to His word
and are glorifying Him.
It is the greatest commandment.
The latter verse is wrapped up in the first.
Who would not want good things for themselves.
In the same way, we should want good things for our neighbors.
In a global sense, our neighbor is everyone.
We all live next door to someone
and that person lives next to another, then another, and so on.
Our neighbors cross boundary lines, country lines,
Love comes down from God
and starts at home.
It then travels exponentially outward in ever increasing
numbers as others love one another.
Nothing is greater than love
and it starts with you!