Having seen that loving people is God’s example and expectation how did those New Testament Pharisees dare to keep slapping loving God and circumcision on everything?
Sinai was not a love-in if we are measuring human love. They did not want to hear God’s words.
Commandments and obedience is what builds empires, cults, corrupt societies, and sin-laden peoples.
They did it with darkened minds, and all who try to cover their Christlessness with an obedience culture are swimming in deception.