in retrospect: love and fear

mosesatneboDeuteronomy 6

Moses reflects on those ten commandments, and narrows them down to one: love the LORD with all your heart, soul and might (4).  Out of that love will come a fear and respect that will prevent idolatry and double mindedness. Obedience of all the regulations of the covenant flows from these emotions. 

Jesus taught that loving God was the greatest commandment (Matt. 22:37; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27).  A heart that loves God will not find it difficult to serve and obey him.  The key to loving God is remembering his rescue, and the key to remembering his rescue is keeping his words near.  The words of God are a sign of his work and his presence, and should be kept near by all means possible.

LORD, we resolve to love, fear, serve and remember you.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary and a candidate for pastoral ministry. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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