For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.…
I. The NATURE of this principle.
1. Its definition. Love to God is a principle, not a passion.
2. Its extent.
3. Its sublimity.
II. The OBLIGATIONS of this principle. Love to God is(1) the great commandment;
(a) in point of importance;
(b) in order of nature;
(c) as all others are dependent on it.
(2) It is most reasonable and simple.
(3) It is most powerful, binding, and endearing.
III. The INFLUENCE of this principle. Observe
(1) the connection between the commandments.
(2) The comprehension of duty contained in this commandment.
(3) The certainty of this result — loving our neighbour — from the principle.
(W. B. Collyer.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.