You shall love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 22:37-40
NOTE: The law, and especially the 10 Commandments, was summed up in love toward GOD and love toward neighbor as it is written in the account of our text as well as Mark 12:28-31 “Jesus answered him, ‘The first of all the commandments is: “Hear, O Israel, the LORD our GOD, the LORD is one. And 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 first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these’”.
Jesus CHRIST was seriously tackled (asked several sensitive questions), some to gain knowledge from HIM, some to pull HIM down… Ahh, Yes! HE was serious as HE answered the questions too… in a way that the religious, political, and academic leaders of then and now could/can not argue with, but in style preparing us i.e. HIS disciples of all generations to adopt HIS great wisdom through Holy SPIRIT to fear and love GOD, even as we live with fellow Humans, most especially those in the household of faith, knowing fully well that GOD cannot bend HIS standards. Love genuinely, defending the true acts and passing it on to your generations in style. Peace be unto You!