If we truly love someone, we won’t steal from them, lie to them or talk bad about them, and of course, we won’t take away their wife or husband, etc. In other words, if we really care about others, we’ll keep the ten commandments, God’s laws. So, perhaps keeping the commandments means we are loving others? Following God’s way is showing true love?
You can self-righteously keep the law in every detail without loving, but you can’t truly love without keeping the law.
John Powell, Unconditional Love