- Written by Carl Jones
12:28 And coming up one of the scribes heard them reasoning, knowing that He had answered them well, he asked Him, Which is the first commandment of all?
12:29 And Yeshua answered him, The first of all the commandments is, "Hear, O Israel, Adonai our Elohim is one Adonai;
12:30 and you shall love Adonai your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength." This is the first commandment.
12:31 And the second is like this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
12:32 And the scribe said to Him, Right, Teacher, according to truth You have spoken, that Elohim is one, and there is no other besides Him.
12:33 And to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love the neighbor as himself, is more than all the burnt offerings and sacrifices.
12:34 And seeing that he had answered intelligently, Yeshua said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of Elohim. And no one dared to question Him any more.
The greatest command is to love. Nothing is greater!
5:14 For all the Law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Love fulfills the laws requirements
10:27 And answering, he said, You shall love Adonai your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.
10:28 And He said to him, You have answered right; do this and you shall live.
10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said to Yeshua, And who is my neighbor?
10:30 And answering, Yeshua said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among robbers, who stripped him of his clothing and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
10:31 And by coincidence a certain priest came down that way and seeing him, he passed by on the opposite side.
10:32 And in the same way a Levite, also being at the place, coming and seeing him, he passed on the opposite side.
10:33 But a certain traveling Samaritan came upon him, and seeing him, he was filled with pity.
10:34 And coming near, he bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
10:35 And going on the next day, he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, Take care of him. And whatever more you spend, when I come again I will repay you.
10:36 Then which of these three, do you think, was neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?
10:37 And he said, The one doing the deed of mercy to him. And Yeshua said to him, Go and do likewise.
Love is our main mission. Take time to love.
Showing Love is more important than: our status in society, our nationality, our titles, etc.
13:34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. As I have loved you, you should also love one another.
13:35 By this all shall know that you are My disciples, if you have love toward one another.
John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.
John 14:23 Yeshua answered and said to him, If a man loves Me, he will keep My Word. And My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
John 14:24 He who does not love Me does not keep My Words, and the Word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me.
3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
3:15 Everyone hating his brother is a murderer. And you know that no murderer has everlasting life abiding in him.
3:16 By this we have known the love of Elohim, because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
3:17 But whoever has this world's goods and sees his brother having need, and shuts up his bowels from him, how does the love of Elohim dwell in him?
3:18 My children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of Elohim, and everyone who loves has been born of Elohim, and knows Elohim.
4:8 The one who does not love has not known Elohim. For Elohim is love.
4:9 In this the love of Elohim was revealed in us, because Elohim sent His only begotten Son into the world that we might live through Him.
4:10 In this is love, not that we loved Elohim, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation concerning our sins.
4:11 Beloved, if Elohim so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
4:12 No one has seen Elohim at any time. If we love one another, Elohim dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us.
4:13 By this we know that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
4:14 And we have seen and testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
4:15 Whoever shall confess that Yeshua is the Son of Elohim, Elohim dwells in him and he in Elohim.
4:16 And we have known and believed the love that Elohim has in us. Elohim is love, and he who abides in love abides in Elohim, and Elohim in him.
4:17 In this is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, that as He is, so also we are in this world.
4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has torment. He who fears has not been perfected in love.
4:19 We love Him because He first loved us.
4:20 If anyone says, I love Elohim, and hates his brother, he is a liar. For if he does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love Elohim whom he has not seen?
4:21 And we have this commandment from Him, that he who loves Elohim should love his brother also.
Elohim is love. Love without works is dead.
2 John 1:5-6
1:5 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
1:6 And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
To obey Elohim is to love Elohim. To love Elohim is to obey Elohim.
13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I have become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.
13:2 And though I have prophecies, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so as to move mountains, and do not have love, I am nothing.
13:3 And though I give out all my goods to feed the poor, and though I deliver my body to be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing.
13:4 love has patience, is kind; love is not envious, is not vain, is not puffed up;
13:5 does not behave indecently, does not seek her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil.
13:6 love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth,
13:7 quietly covers all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
13:8 love never fails. But if there are prophecies, they will be abolished; if tongues, they shall cease; if knowledge, it will be abolished.
13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
13:10 But when the perfect thing comes, then that which is in part will be caused to cease.
13:11 When I was an infant, I spoke as an infant, I thought as an infant, I reasoned as an infant. But when I became a man, I did away with the things of an infant.
13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall fully know even as I also am fully known.
13:13 And now faith, hope, love, these three remain; but the greatest of these is love.
Works without love is dead. Love without works is dead.
Love produces life. By love we know we are saved.
Life without love is meaningless. Love is the medicine for the
Sickness of the world. Love never fails.never fails.