Do you know who you are as a human on this planet? What is your purpose? God tells us in Genesis that people are the dominant species on the planet.
“God blessed them and said to them: ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground” (Genesis 1:28, NIV). We are the dominant species ( we are to rule ) and as rulers we are to keep things in order (to subdue it. bring it under control). God controls the universe so He gives us the Earth to see how well we do as God, since we did not want to obey Him. The answer is we are not doing well, but he still wants us to try because in doing so we are becoming more like Him and can appreciate all He does for us. People care for the cows, grass, and dirt, they do not take care of us. We have then the responsibility to put things in order. But to put things in order we have to feel safe. So God gave us law (10 commandments) to help us to be safe with each other. Every human action is regulated by these two things: Order and Safety. What keeps us in order is the law. But laws must be enforced. So every area of life have people who have been given responsibility to enforce laws that keep everyone safe. But not all people are compliant to the law. Some wish for no law - Anarchy. This does not keep anyone safe. The next level is Picking and Choosing which laws we want to obey and which ones we don't want to obey. This does not keep us safe either. So we need a higher standard: Society's Standards (The Law), that represents the minimum amount of respect that we must give to each other so that we can feel safe. What do we do as humans? We see how far beneath this standard we can get and not get caught. Then the enforcers of the law have to stop us from sinking to Anarchy by giving us fines, jail, or disciplining us in some way. If there is a minimum amount of respect that we can give to others so they can be safe, there must be a maximum or higher standard we can aspire to. Jesus gave us this standard. Its called Love. When we seek to love others and show them the highest amount of respect that we can we will not have to worry about falling to anarchy or getting into trouble with the enforcers of the public safety. We will instead be able to put our lives in order.