Excellent point! As I see it, a great conclusion to the matter.
ROTFL . Herk, wishful thinking if I ever saw it! Thanks for the laugh.
Matthew 22:37 gives us the LOVE COMMANDS, which #1 is:
"YOU MUST LOVE YOUR GOD WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART AND WITH YOUR WHOLE SOUL AND WITH YOUR WHOLE MIND. THIS IS THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT."
...and before this entire debate started, this was Cruzanheart’s revelation. That all the stories that follow (including the FDS, the ten virgins, the loaned money) have to do with the preparation of our heart, and the following of these commands.
I find it interesting where you cut off Jesus’ words:
And he said to him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy understanding. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments the whole law and the prophets hang. Mat 22:37-40 Darby
And one of the scribes who had come up, and had heard them reasoning together, perceiving that he had answered them well, demanded of him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first commandment of all is , Hear, 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 thine understanding, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment. And a second like it is this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is not another commandment greater than these. And the scribe said to him, Right, teacher; thou hast spoken according to the truth. For he is one, and there is none other besides him; and to love him with all the heart, and with all the intelligence, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbour as one's self, is more than all the burnt-offerings and sacrifices. Mark 12:28-33 Darby