Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love Adonai your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These words, which I am commanding you today, are to be on your heart. You are to teach them diligently to your children, and speak of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up. Bind them as a sign on your hand, they are to be as frontlets between your eyes, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.Deuteronomy 6:4-9 TLV
Hello, friends. This week I have started to study Deuteronomy, and it has been such a blessing to me. God’s Word is so rich and full of meaning. I really am enjoying this time in the Scriptures.
In chapter 6 we find the “Shema.” We are to hear, and to listen to what the Lord is saying. This is important. A lot of times as a wife and mom, I get so busy that my time with the Lord gets pushed aside. I might forget a commandment that He asked me to follow, and do whatever I would like to do instead. But is this truly loving Him? I don’t think so.
We are told to love Him with all of our heart, with all of our soul, and with all of our strength. This is intense! We are to give Him our absolute all in everything that we do. This is not some lukewarm faith. This is an all consuming faith!
When I love Him with all of my heart, soul, and strength, He is the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about at night. I should take all of my cares to Him, and consult His Word and pray about every decision I make.
Loving Him with all of my strength means that I put my own desires and will aside, and follow what He wants to do with my life. It means that I cultivate a meek and quiet spirit that is submissive to my husband. It means that I embrace my life as a keeper at home with joy while I aim to teach my children The Way.
In chapter 5 of Deuteronomy Moses writes, “So you must take care to do as Adonai your God has commanded you – do not turn aside to the right or to the left. (v.29 TLV)
Once we know what the Lord wants us to do through His instructions in the Scriptures, we are not to turn to the right or to the left. We need to continue to walk on the straight and narrow path. Of course we are not perfect, and the Lord will offer us grace for our shortcomings if we repent and turn back to Him.
A good place to start is to evaluate our life…is it a life of loving the Lord and His Ways with all of our heart, soul, and strength? If it is not, then we need to pray for forgiveness, and ask Him to give us a heart that seeks to glorify Him in all that we do.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, friends. I hope you have a blessed day with your family!