In our Bible Reading today, we find God’s most important commands. Verse 27b tells us these commands: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ Also, ‘Love your neighbor the same as you love yourself.’”
When I was a children’s minister, I told the kids in my youth group that there were only two rules: Love God, and love other people. I told the children if they did these two things, we would get along fine.
Really, that is what we need to do, too. If we love God, we will live for Him and do things that please Him. And, if we love God, we will love other people, too. Sometimes that is hard. Why? Because people hurt us or do not treat us right. But Jesus said we should love them anyway.
God is love. We need to show our love to Him and to other people.