Week 10  Day 2

In the book of Deuteronomy, an old Moses
      re-tells the story
      re-states the commandments
      describes the rituals once more
      reminisces
           a fragment here
           an important part there

And something new is added
      something Moses learned
      during his forty years
      of walking the wilderness
      with God--
The Lord loves you
You can love God in return

As a matter of fact
      loving God
      is the key to
      obedience and
      faithfulness.


During Jesus' ministry on earth
Jesus was asked, "Which is the greatest commandment?"
      He responded by quoting from Moses
            "Love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind."
Then Jesus added a second commandment
      which is a summation of many of the Laws we have read so far
            "Love your neighbor as yourself."

 

                                  THE GREAT COMMANDMENT
                    This might be the most important chapter 
                                     in the Old Testament!
                                          Deuteronomy 6

    4"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!
5You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, and with all your strength. 
    6"These words which I command you today shall be in
your heart.  7Teach them diligently to your children; talk
of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by
the
way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 
8Bind them
as a sign on your hand, and as frontlets
between your eyes. 
9Write them on the doorposts of
your house and on your
gates.
    10''So it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you
into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to
Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful
cities which
you did not build, 11houses full of all good
things which you
did not fill, hewn-out wells which you
did not dig, vineyards
and olive trees which you did not
plant--12then beware, lest
you forget the Lord who brought
you out of the land of Egypt,
from the house of bondage.
    13''Fear the Lord your God and serve Him.  4You shall
not
go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all
around you.
    16"You shall not tempt the Lord your God as you tempted
Him in Massah.  18Do what is right and good in the sight of
the Lord, that it may be well with you, and that you may go
in
and possess the good land.
    20"When your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What
is the meaning of the testimonies, the statutes, and the
judgments which the Lord our God has commanded you?' 
21Then say to your son:  'We were slaves of Pharaoh in
Egypt, and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty
hand.
   
22"The Lord showed signs and wonders before our eyes. 
23He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in,
to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers.  24The
Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear
the Lord our God, for our good always, that He might
preserve
us alive, as it is this day.  25Then it will be
righteousness
for us, if we are careful to observe all these
commandments
before the Lord our God, as He has
commanded us.'''

                           This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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