Love Is The Only Command

Absolutely, 'love' is the only command Jesus gave. But Jesus also said, "the greatest of all commandment  and he gave two commandments. Let's look into the verse very carefully. 

Mark 12: 28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. e 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ f 31The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ g There is no commandment greater than these.”

The teacher of the law asked, which IS the most important. He was looking for 'one and only' commandment by using the word 'IS', but Jesus gave two. So, 'LOVE' is the greatest commandment of all because both greatest commandments mentioned in Mark 12:28-31 talks about love. 

So, when the first greatest commandment is broke open, you get the first 4/10 commandments, and many in the Torah section of the bible, that is, the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, are also now visible.

Now, then, when the second greatest commandment is broken, ALL other commandments in OT are now visible. The 6/10 commandments and many other commandments in the Torah section of the bible are also visible.

So, according to Jesus, love is the greatest of all. To a Jew, they always followed the commands that are towards God. At least they obeyed those as a ritual or in fear that they would be stoned. So, it was not a requirement that Jesus had to enforce the commandments that are towards God. But he had to enforce the commandments towards each other because they did evil in the eye of God. Let's take Isaiah 58 as an example. They fasted for God, but they were selfish - to sum up in one word of Isaiah 58. There are many other examples, Malachi 3 talks about robbing God. What happens when the tithe was not given? The priest and the poor couldn't eat. So, yes, love is the greatest, but there are duties towards both God and one another. skipping God or skipping neighbors is not good, according to the Scriptures. 

God is love. If we don't love God, how will we love others? John 14 to 16 talks about love for the Father, love for the Son, love for the neighbors, love from the Father, and love from the Son. But doesn't not say love from a neighbor as God does it without expectation. 

In conclusion, love is the answer, but with this one word, ALL the law hangs. we can not ignore the LAW that are towards God when we speak of love. Because if we love God, we will keep especially the first four commands of God.