“Listen, Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One. Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength”
These words are some of the most well-known words in all of Scripture – at least for Israel. This passage is called the “Shema” which means “Listen” (from the first word) and was repeated morning and night by devout Israelites throughout history.
So what’s the point? To listen, to hear, to let this truth enter deeply into your being so that you can live it.
God is ours! Is God really yours? Are you part of the family of God? Have you become part of the covenant of God?
God is one! No polytheism here but God in three persons. As I am male but human so God is Father but God, Son but God and Spirit but God. More importantly, in context it’s quite possible what God was really saying is simply “I AM God – me alone”.
Love God! God is love! (1 John 4:8) and we should love Him! This is a covenant relationship (think marriage!). Let your whole life – what you think, say and do – revolve around God.
Are you listening?