36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the great and first commandment.
39 And a second like unto it is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
40 On these two commandments the whole law hangeth, and the prophets.
Here the Pharasees are asking Jesus what is the greatest commandment in the entire universe. Jesus told them that they need to love God with all their heart, sould, and mind. Which is loving God with all that you have.
The second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as thyself. This means you and I need to love others as much as we love ourselves. This commandment is parallel to Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
That verse there is telling us that anything we wouldn’t want someone to do to you, don’t do it to them. In example.
You and your sister wear the same size shoe. You want to borrow one of her pair of shoes, but she is gone hanging out with some friends. You can take her pair of shoes and wear them or you can call her and ask her.
Take Luke 6:31 into consideration. If you need to do unto others, put yourself into your sisters shoes. Would you want your sister wearing your shoes without asking? Likely no.
*Now this dilemna probably won’t happen to everyone but this is just an example. This verse can be put into consideration in any decision that involves someone else.*