One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.
To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.
GNT … you have only one Lord & God. You must love Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and Love others as much as you love yourself…’ ‘Mar 12:30 …you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.” This is the 1st commandment’
We are no longer bound by multiple commandments that start & stop with the mind. Jesus set us with two that encompass our Heart, Soul, Mind, Spirit & Strength; our whole being, 24/7. And this is the first, to Love Him with everything that we are and everything that we have, and then the second, the commandment that we sometimes forget; to Love others, to Love everyone else as much as we love ourselves! This is our challenge, these words are our mindset, go out and show the Love today and every day.