(Keeping this short and as simple as I can understand)
Jesus said to him, “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, love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40 NIV)
When the Pharisees asked, they were given the most simplest answer Jesus knew would capture their hearts. “Love!” He did not make a long speech, preach or teach because love was it. But, this answer wasn’t quite what the Pharisees expected (and I’m just guessing here). Maybe he even wondered, “what does love have to do with all of this?”
In reading and studying on love, although a short time thus far, I could not go on without knowing what love really has to do with how we live our lives. Guess what!?!? It has everything to do with it! We’re taught to follow commands really all throughout life. Yet this command seems to have been scooped under the rug. It’s time to remove the rug and bare this fruit daily. Afterall, we should gladly desire to know and want to obey, first, the most greatest command of all.
What is love? I’m glad you asked:
It does not fail! This means we must continue daily to not just give love but be love. It takes a lot of prayer and patience, however, it’s definitely worth the loving outcome.