First Commandment
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength

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Jesus His Commandment

  • You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength
  • Mark 12:30 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.

    This Primary Bible reference is a unique Bible reference according to the words of Jesus, which best summarizes the commandment.

Commandment category: First Commandment

All Jesus His Commandments can be grouped into the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament (Exodus 20).

Direct Bible References

Extra direct Bible references which expands or explain the same commandment.

  • Deuteronomy 11:1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway. (Author: 'Moses')
  • 1 Chronicles 22:11-13 Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee. Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God. Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed. (Author: 'David')
  • 1 Chronicles 28:9 ¶ And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. (Author: 'David')
  • 1 Chronicles 29:18-19 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee: And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision. (Author: 'David')
  • Psalms 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Author: 'David')
  • Psalms 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. (Author: 'David')
  • Psalms 119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. (Author: 'David')
  • Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. (Author: 'Isaiah')
  • John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. (Author: 'Paul')
  • 1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: (Author: 'Paul')
  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (Author: 'Paul')
  • 1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (Author: 'Peter')
  • 1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us. (Author: 'John')

Indirect Bible References

Extra, more indirect Bible references, relating to the same commandment.

  • 1 Samuel 12:24 Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you. (Author: 'Samuel')
  • 1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. (Author: 'HEERE')
  • 1 Kings 3:3 And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. (Author: 'Solomon')
  • 1 Kings 3:14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days. (Author: 'HEERE')
  • Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: (Author: 'Solomon')
  • Proverbs 4:23 ¶ Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (Author: 'Solomon')
  • Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart. (Author: 'Jeremiah')
  • Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Matthew 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Author: 'Paul?')
  • Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Author: 'Jesus')

OT Law Bible References

Old Testament Law Bible references which will relate to OT Commandments (Jewish tradition teached that there are 613 commandments or mitzvot in the Torah).

  • Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (OT Law nr: '420', Rambam Title: 'To read the Shema in the morning and at night', Rambam Coding: 'CCA11' )
  • Deuteronomy 6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. (OT Law nr: '421', Rambam Title: 'To bind tefillin on the arm', Rambam Coding: 'CCA8' )
  • Deuteronomy 6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. (OT Law nr: '422', Rambam Title: 'To bind tefillin on the head', Rambam Coding: 'CCA9' )
  • Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. (OT Law nr: '423', Rambam Title: 'To affix the mezuzah to the doorposts and gates of your house', Rambam Coding: 'CCA12' )

Example Bible References

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Duplicate Bible References

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Study Bible References

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Legend

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  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is negative, something you should not do
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is both positive and negative
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is positive, something you should do or learn from
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is not yet determined positive or negative
  • Author: Indicates the known author from this Bible reference
  • OT Law nr: Jewish tradition teached that there are 613 commandments or mitzvot in the Torah. We list the Number, based on a chronological order (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuteronomium).
  • Rambam Title: This is the commandment, as an interpretation of Rambam (commonly known as Maimonides)
  • Rambam Coding: The coding refers to the commandments layout of Rambam. Rabbi Chafetz Chayim wrote a book with all the commandments which can still be observed today. The book is called 'The Concise Book of Mitzvoth'
    • CCA means a positive mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
    • CCN is the negative mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
    • CCI means that this mitzvah can only be performed in the State of Israel.

Who came up with this "613 Mitzvot"?

Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, His full name was Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon. His name formed the acronym as "The Rambam" was born on the 14th of Nisan 4895 (30th March 1135) and he died on the 20th of Tevet of 4965 (Dec. 13 1204). The Rambam was one of the most saught after individuals of his time. Not only as a Halachic authority, but also within the secular world of kings and sultans, for his vast knowledge of secular medecines was outstanding. When writting the Mishna Torah, Ramban reviewed the Torah's Mitzvot, and he itemized them. He seperated the positive and negative mitzvot, listed them, all 613, and discussed them.

Drawings

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Questions

Share your hearts together by discussing the following questions:
  • Is there anything you don't understand within this commandment?
  • Wat appeals to you about all Bible references and resources?
  • How do you apply this commandment in your life or do you experience any boundaries?
Extra questions:
  • Do you truly love Jesus? If you did, how would you know?

Songs

Casting Crowns - Here’s my heart
Avalon the Group - Keeper of my heart
Simon Khorolskiy - Oh, the Deep Love of Jesus

Testimonies

Moving Works - I am alive

We all have unfulfilled dreams. For Ritsuko, it was finding fame, love, and acceptance. However, when this dream disappeared, a glimmer of hope arose that not only quenched her feelings of despair, but provided more love and acceptance than she could ever imagine.

Sermons

John Piper - Love Jesus More Than You Love Anything

Do you truly love Jesus? If you did, how would you know? The Bible helps us navigate and even command our own emotions. In twelve minutes, John Piper asks four questions about what it means to love Jesus, and leads us, through the words of Jesus himself, to make Jesus our greatest Treasure.

"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life"

Quote by: Proverbs 4:23