Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Deuteronomy 6:1 - 7:10)
"The Greatest Commandment"
Text: Deuteronomy 6:4-5
"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength."
"The Greatest Commandment" is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Our text this morning is the Hebrew Confession of Faith, known as "Shema," meaning "hear" in Hebrew. This describes Who God Is and what our duty is to Him.
You and I worship One True God as One Person existing in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
"The LORD our God, the LORD is one."
This Commandment to love God Supremely is the one ruling principle over all other commandments and statutes of God; that's why Moses said: "Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgements...."(v.1).
Jesus called this commandment "the first and great commandment.
"Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment."(Matt.22:37-38)
When you and I love God more than anyone and everything else in this world, we will naturally obey every other commandment of God; because we Love Him Supremely!
When you and I truly know how completely God loves us it is only reasonable for you and I to love Him completely too! Oh Hallelujah!
"We love Him because He first loved us."(1John 4:19).
Yes, God is after our Supreme Love for Him Alone; not a ceremonial practice of religious ritual, empty of love.
He wants you and I to love Him the way He loves us. Look what He did: He came, He Lived among us, He died in our place on the cross, and and He rose from the dead to live forever ...... for You and for Me; because He loves You and Me more than He loved His life! That's Supreme Love.
Supreme Love for you and I is behind everything that God does in our life - and supreme love is behind the "living sacrifice" you and I live as His Warrior! (Rom.12:1-2; Gal.2:20).
This is why Loving God Supremely is The Greatest Commandment! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy