Devotional Thought for Today – 02/02/2021

4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Deuteronomy 6

I have had some argue that these verses do not apply to “New Testament” Christians, how foolish and wrong can one be? Jesus himself in Matthew 5:17-20 says Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil…

While we can or at least all should agree we are not under the old covenant law (no one except Jesus could live up to its standard) we should still follow the moral precepts laid out by the LAW including that of our text. 

In context Chapter 6 is all about obedience to God.  In v.1-3, Moses declares that the people must be attentive and follow the laws of God. 

Then he gives the why in v.4. Because The Lord our God is one Lord: (KJV)  a better or easier way to reads this would be because the Lord you God is the only TRUE God.  John Gill in his commentary says the one self and all-sufficient, and perfect Being.

What is our response to such a God, the creator of the heavens and the earth? Moses says in v.5, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and with all your soul and with all your strength [your entire being] (AMP).  Sound familiar? It should to all those who read the New Testament too, Jesus is asked in Matthew 22:36-40 what is the Greatest Commandment and replies with something very similar. Does God, the one true God, omnipotent, omniscience, and omnipresent Triune God deserve anything less? 

Are you fully committed to loving God today?  Pray with me…

Dear Lord, 

Help me daily to LOVE You with all my heart, soul, mind, and might that I may honor and glorify You in all I do. AMEN

 

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