The Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees. They decided to come together to question Jesus. It would be a question that they hoped would ensnare Jesus in His own words. A lawyer came to Jesus to see if he could trip Jesus in His own words. As always, Jesus’ words show up the lawyer. Note Matthew 22:37-40.
The first thing we want to study is the word “love.” The word “shalt” in modern English is “shall.” This is the future tense of the word “love.” The Greek word for “love” used in this context is agape. Vine’s Words connects this word with beloved and love. This form of love is used 135 times in the King James Version. It is translated “beloved” seven times in the King James Version. It means to love in a social or moral sense. Jesus tells the lawyer that people should love the Lord with their entire heart, with their entire soul, and with their entire mind. These words encompass the entire being of humanity. This means total devotion and commitment to God alone. There can be nothing or nobody that should come between our love for God.