Often times, Christians emphasize the “Great Commission” which is definitely a command given by Jesus Christ. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,……..”
However, you will not succeed in leading others toward the Great Commission without first following “The Great Commandment.” “Peter, do you love me?” Jesus asked repeatedly. Then Jesus commands Peter “to feed His sheep.” How will this be done without living out The Great Commandment? When one looks for “The Great Commandment” in the Bible, they will see Jesus Christ said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” How can you disciple someone you don’t care about? You can’t.
The Great Commandment and The Great Commission point toward one. That is Jesus Christ. The one that is the begotten Son of God, (God in human form), that died on the cross for the sins of mankind, (sins that lead toward a total separation of God), and He rose up again. He was risen to give us hope and an abundant eternal life in Him. That was love right there. You can’t beat it. So don’t try. Just receive it and share.