and you shall love the Lord your God — Mark 12:30
The commandment is to love the Lord, our God. How can we possibly love God who is love? (1 John 4:8) We could not even come close to measuring up to His love. We are incapable of loving God on our own. We need the help of the Master. With salvation comes the Spirit of God living in us. The love of God living in us enables us to love Him. We can love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19) And if we love Him we will keep His commandments — to love the Lord, our God.
John 14:15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
Continually seeking Him,
1 John 4:8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:19 We love, because He first loved us.