The true love for God is obedience to His commandments
James said that faith was demonstrated by works. That's true. Faith is not seen, not smelled, is not heard, does not have taste, cannot be touched. Faith is observed by the acts of those who have faith. In other words, whoever truly has faith, feels compelled to work, in which case, whoever observes him, notices that he truly has faith. If someone says he has faith and not works, he truly does not have faith, he only says he does.
Something similar can be said about our love for God. Our love for God cannot be seen, not smelled, is not heard, does not have taste, cannot be touched. Love for God is perceived by the obedience of those who love God. In other words, whoever truly has love for God, feels compelled to obey Him, in which case, whoever observes him, notices that he truly has love for God. If someone says he has love for God and doesn't obey Him, he truly does not have love for God, he only says he does.
He who truly loves God demonstrates it by searching for and obeying his commandments. He who says he loves God and does not inquire about his commandments in order to obey them, in reality does not love God. He only says he loves Him. It is not possible or logical to know the greatness and immensity of God, love Him and not obey his commandments
For those who distort everything, saying that love is above all the commandments of God they should realize that according to one of Jesus' disciples, love is when we walk according to His commandments, not simply the blah, blah, blah of I love you. We should walk according to all of His commandments, not just some of them.
5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, that, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. (II John 1:5-6)
Therefore, contrary to what many may think, it is possible to abide by His commandments, because if this wasn't possible, John would not exhort us to do so.
God has given us commandments for our benefit and protection. It is the same as the father who protects his five year old daughter who wants to cross the street by herself. If the Supreme Being, He who knows above all, gives a commandment, it is stupidity to twist it, modernize it, consider it to be of little importance, etc.. This is the same as the care of an automobile. If we follow the guidelines of the manual in some things and not others, the car will function well in some aspects and not in others.
It appears that Solomon believed that some commandments were for persons of olden times or that were not very important, and paid a terrible price because of this. If you obey 99 commandments and transgress one hundredth, you will suffer from the evil for which that commandment which you transgressed was made for.