The only mention of loving God with all your heart is mentiond in Deuteromony 6: 5 which is mentioned within His Covenant.
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PandN- I was just making a point that many teach that Loving God is the first of the 10 Commandments. They fail to mention that loving God is a requirment under the Covenant, which is a Law. Many thanks.
Bibowen- You are 100% correct and I 100% agree Thank you so much for your answer. Many blessing.
Jesus was quoting Deuteromony 6: 5. Read it carefully and you'll see what I mean. And yes, it is law. Thank you.
Leverstis Steele- Please read Deuteromony 6: 4-5. There you will find in the bible that it is a command to love God. However it is not one of the 10 Commandments. Clearly we should all love God with all our hearts. Many thanks and blessing.
Yes, there is a command in Deut. 6:4-5 to love God, but you said that it is not found in the 10 commandments. I only agreed and added that one must love God in order to put Him first. I did not mean to imply that the comm was not found in the Bible.
A misunderstanding on my part. Thank you.
Deuteromony 6: 5-6 States: 5 You Shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,with all your soul, and with all your strenght. 6 And these words which I command you today will be in your heart.
So it is a command to love God. Thank you C.V.Rayan
Eric- Jesus said in Matt 22: 27-28: 27 You shall love the Lord you God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 28 This is the first and geart commandment. Note that Jesus quoted Deuteromony 6:5. Please read it. Thanks Eric.
Gracenius I think you have the wrong scripture from Mathew. I reread that area around Deuteromony 6:5 and it still has not changed in my 55 years. This is a specific command to the Jews going to Jordan. And in Mt 22:37 Christ repeats it to Pharisees.
Eric- I am only stating a fact that it is a commandment. You stated it is not. I also never said who it applies too or when. How one wish to apply that I have no control. Free will allows us to love God with or without a commandment.
I see what you're saying, it's not a manipulative/angry demand, but a loving/good thing. However, it is a command, Matt. 22/Mrk. 12 Jesus said the greatest "command" is to love God. Everyone, not just Jews, are to freely choose to obey this and love.
Spirit n Truth- Exactly my point. Thanks
cellafoe- In Matt 22:37 Jesus was quoting Deuteromony 6:5. Please look it up yourself. Mark 12:29-30 is also Jesus quoting Deuteromony 6: 5. These are Laws/Commandments. Thank you
GRACE Yes but in MT He said these are HIS two for us and that ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS HANG ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS..
Just presenting the truth, you can believe what you want
did you actually read all of it
celafoe- So that there is no misunderstanding I 100% agree with you. I was only stating where Jesus got His quote. Which is a Commandment from Deuteromony. That is all I am trying to say.
grace, thanks for clearing it up
I thought you were disagreeing. He did it this way of course because He was talking to jews and He wanted them to understand
samsons1- So there is no misunderstanding, I am not saying, suggesting or implying that we should not love God. I am only stating that it is not one of the 10 Commandments as many churches teach or imply that it is. I agree with you. Thank you
If you will note "love God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your stenght" is Deuteromony 6: 5 as I have mentioned. But still it is not one of the 10 Commandments. Thanks so much for your answer.
Rayne123- I should have made it clear from the very start of the question that I am in no way implying or suggesting that one shouldn't not love God. It is most important that we do. I pray that we all will. God bless