And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength…
These words never came from men. Earth never could have heard them if they had not come down from heaven.
I. HERE WE SEE THE VERY HEART OF GOD. He is Love who speaketh thus.
II. This is the first and great commandment; BECAUSE ALL ELSE FLOWS FROM IT.
III. AS LOVE ONLY SEEKS, SO ONLY LOVE WINS LOVE.
IV. LOVE SATISFIES LOVE,
V. AS GOD'S LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF OUR LOVE, SO IT IS THE PATTERN OF OUR LOVE.
(Mark Guy Pearse.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.