In Matthew 22:34-40, Jesus did much the same when a religious leader asked “What is the greatest commandment?” It was supposed to be a complicated trick question. Only, Jesus didn’t hold up one finger. He replied with a simple answer that contained two things:
1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.
2. Love your neighbor as yourself.
He added, “All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments”.