Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Mark 12:29 Hear,30
Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH
ALL THINE HEART
With my very life, my whole being, as I love my children and would give my life for them, unconditionally, without question, at any moment. There is no room for any other love, or false idol. I am wholly committed to Life, Truth, Love, Spirit. There is nothing left over for any lesser loyalty or trust. God is the only path. God is my only life.
ALL THY SOUL
With every spiritual sense of joy and fulfillment, without limitation. In full gratitude for all that is good, – for all that I do is as my expression of God, – all I experience is in the realization of what I truly am, – I will praise God with the music of rejoicing and the ever-present song of Soul.
ALL THY MIND
With every thought focused on good, in the deep humility of “Thy will be done” as the only motive, and obedience as the only desire. Temptation cannot get near because there is nothing for it to attach to, and nothing it can offer. At one with God I have everything good at hand. I am the expression of His kingdom, and there is nothing else, nowhere else to go.
ALL THY STRENGTH
Nothing half hearted here! No need to hold anything back, but every need to give my all, every last ounce, inch, thought, all my valour, effort, desire. The awesome recognition that when governed and controlled 100% by Principle, it is Principle that provides all my strength, all that is ever needed. When I love God with all my strength,I give my all, I give my very being.
And the second is like, namely this,
THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF
Now doesn’t that just follow?…………………
Just as Jesus’ third commandment, the reality and present proof of one and two:Matt 5:48
BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT, EVEN AS YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT.
Obedience to the commandments is true life, the fulfillment of what we truly are.