“You shall love the Lord your God” indicates that God loves us
We are obligated to say the Shema every day and every night, and in so doing we include the instruction in Deuteronomy, chapter 6 verse 5:
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul (1) and with all thy might.”
In short, of course, He is instructing us to love Him deeply. In doing so, He is telling us something quite profound: He is telling us that He loves us very much (2). We only want people we love to express their deep love for us.
(1) It is significant that the verse is conveying that we have a soul - the "I" contended for in Insight 3.
(2) See below 'The Centrality of Love'.
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