Mark 12: 28-31 - 28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
What an odd concept, especially for me as I just had my first son 9 months ago.
I feel a responsibility to give my son a reason to love me. I by no means feel I have a right, by default, to be loved by him. Obeyed maybe, respected also maybe, but the strongest connection known to human existance? That has to be earned plain and simple.
So why does the Bible COMMAND us to love God? Why does such a command even need to exist in the first place?
What an odd thing to demand of your subjects (creations).