“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
Jesus gives this scripture in response to an expert in the Torah, who tested Him about the greatest commandment.
While these two commandments confirm the Law and the Prophets (the Bible), they also represent the Ten Commandments.
The first four commandments represent your relationship with God.
• You shall have no other gods before Me.
• You shall make no idols.
• You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
• Keep the Sabbath day holy.
The last six commandments represent your relationship with your neighbor.
• Honor your father and your mother.
• You shall not murder.
• You shall not commit adultery.
• You shall not steal.
• You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
• You shall not covet.
Treatment of each under the commandments would show honor and show respect for each.
The keyword for each is love, which makes the commandments easier to keep.
If you truly love God with all your heart you won’t have other gods, make idols, take His name in vain, or disrespect His day of rest.
If you truly love other people, as you love yourself, you won’t disrespect your parents, murder, commit adultery, steal, lie, or covet.