A New Commandment
Jesus gave us a new commandment.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
- John 13:34 (KJV)
The two great commandments (already existing) are:
|1.||You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.|
|2.||You shall love your neighbor as yourself.|
So, how is "love one another" different from "love your neighbor as yourself"?
They're very similar of course, but when Jesus said "love one another as I have loved you", He is essentially setting a whole new benchmark for "love your neighbor as yourself".
In other words, we're to love as God Loves.
Here is another reference to same commandment.
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
- 1 John 3:23 (KJV)
Believe in Jesus who gave us the new commandment.