The Unifying Element of the Two Greatest Commandments

This post could also be titled “The Common Element in the Two Greatest Commandments.”
It could also be titled “The Summary of the Two Greatest Commandments.”

This is a subsidiary post of The Two Greatest Commandments.

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These are references to love without indication of whether they refer to love for God, love for neighbor, or both.

Matthew 24:12  –  “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.”

1 Corinthians 13:1-13  –  “…Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things…”

1 Corinthians 16:14  –  “Let all that you do be done in love.”

1 Timothy 1:5  –  “But the goal of our instruction is love…”

2 Peter 1:5, 6, 7  –  “…love.”

1 John 4:8  –  “…God is love.”

1 John 4:16  –  “…God is love…”

1 John 4:19  –  “We love, because He first loved us.”