Series 2 - Lesson 12 - Annotation 18
Explain the first commandment as it was given by Jesus, giving the Scripture quotation and Bible reference.
18. The first commandment as given by Jesus, "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," — Deut. 6:5 and Matt. 22:37, does not refer to some far separate being who is a terrible being. "The Lord thy God" refers to the I AM or Christ indwelling in each one. God is in us, and we are In God forever more. We shall love that in ourselves which is good (God). When we love the good we shall do no evil to ourselves or to others, for we shall know that God is seeking to express His love through us.
Preceding Entry: What is the meaning of the prophecy, "All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword"? — Matt. 26:52.
Following Entry: Explain the second commandment as it was given by Jesus, giving the Scripture quotation and Bible reference.