And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
A man is not a Christian because he is socially loving and kind any more than a person is a good son because he loves his brothers and sisters, leaving out his father and mother. Men would not wish to be treated by their children as they propose to treat their Father in heaven. They would not be satisfied to have their sons and daughters act on the principle that to love each other is the sufficient and only way by which children ought to love their parents. I should not like to hear my children say, "To be kind to each other, and not care for father and mother, is the way for us to be good children towards them."
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.