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Love Is the Foundation of All Obedience
Construction Zone 7: God's Law
Stage: 1

Question Answer
According to what Jesus taught, what are the two greatest commandments of all?

Loving God wholeheartedly and loving others unreservedly. Matthew 22:37b, 39b – "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart.... You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

The Difference This Truth Makes
When we love God more than anything or anyone else, we will not have any problems obeying His commandments!
1. Do you love God?
2. Do you always choose the right thing?

Love for God motivates us to be and do right.

Kellogg’s Pop TartsTM have a slogan that goes like this, “It’s what’s inside that counts!” Jesus was teaching something like that when He commanded us to love God and others. We might look obedient on the outside, but God sees ours hearts.

In Matthew 22:37-40, Jesus narrows down all of God’s laws into only two:
1. Love God.
2. Love others.

Like the foundation of a building, these “love laws” are the “foundation” for all the others. If we keep them, we cannot help but keep the rest.