As Christians, God's greatest commandment is a simple one, but sometimes it is the most difficult to follow.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with ALL thy heart, and with ALL thy soul, and with ALL thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang ALL the law and the prophets.When things do not go well in our life, we sometimes questions God, and if we are questioning God, then we are not loving him with all of our heart, soul, and mind. Love and trust go together, and even when times get bad, we must trust in the Lord that he will be there by our side, helping us through the troubled times.
The second greatest commandment can be really difficult to follow. How many times have you thought, "I really hate this/that person"? How many times have you felt anger toward someone for something that they did wrong? I constantly feel anger at people who call themselves Christians but then do not follow God's greatest commandments and love one another. This probably makes me a hypocrite, but in the end, I try to love all of my fellow men. For all of those who give speeches about America being a Christian nation, how can they condemn others and yet still follow God's word? It is something that has always perplexed me.
I teach my high school students the Golden Rule on a regular basis. It is on the wall in my classroom. They see it each and every day, and I hope that it will sink into them and give our next generation a better hope. With Valentine's Day drawing near, and with some of us who are single, we should all remember that God's Greatest Commandment is LOVE.