Matthew 22:35–40, Mark 12:28–34, and Luke 10:27a.
In Mark, when asked "which is the great commandment in the law?", the Greek New Testament reports that Jesus answered, "Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God, The Lord is One; Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind", before also referring to a second commandment, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Most Christian denominations consider these two commandments to be the core of correct Christian lifestyle.
What happens when we love God above and beyond all else? What if we give our hearts over to Jesus? Doesn't the second commandment automatically happen? If it does not, do we really love God with all our heart?
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