37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your
soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 The second is like
it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”
The Ten Commandments is for our good, our protection and our blessing. It honors God when people
see us obey God’s laws. What makes us different from the rest of the world is the ability to obey
God because we love Him (Deuteronomy 4:6-8).
Jesus summarized the Ten Commandments with two greatest commandments: Love God, love others
(Matthew 22:37-39). The first part is about your vertical relationship with God, and the rest is
your horizontal relationship with others. Christianity is not complicated; it is founded in loving
God, and the
evidence is loving others (1 John 4:7-12).