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… Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind…this is the first and most important commandment. The 2nd is “Love others as much as you love yourself.

Whoever is the greatest should be the servant of others. If you put yourself above others, you will be put down. But if you humble yourself, you will be honoured’

GNT – God sent Jesus to SAVE US; when we accept Jesus, God does not override our will, but sets it free to freely choose to follow His word. It would be easier for Him to do so, but He wants us to be one with him but also to be ourselves. He starts us off with communications of His presence which, though faint, seem great, He wows us with emotional sweetness, and conquest over temptation. But He never allows this state of affairs to last long. Sooner or later He withdraws, not really, but at least from our emotional & conscious experience, and He leaves us re to stand up on our own legs—to freely carry out His will, the word is FREELY! And the two commandments sprinkles heavily with Love are the greatest of his will for us to share with the world.