You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6:5
This scripture is part of what is known as the “Shema” , the Shema is a Jewish prayer said usually in the morning or evenings, its basically a proclamation of faith. This same scripture applies to Christians as well, as the God of Abraham , Isaac, and Jacob is the same God of Matthew, Mark, Luke , and John
The word for heart in Hebrew also can mean mind. So we proclaim that we Love God with all our mind, hearts, and soul. This is a strong devotional statement, think about it. Are all your thoughts devoted towards God? Are all your intentions or motives devoted towards God? Is your life devoted to God?AND
YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ Mark 12:30
Jesus was asked by the religious leaders , what is the most important commandment of all? Jesus replied with Deuteronomy 6:5. Jesus is showing our attitude towards God is still important today. Between Love God and Love your Neighbor, this fulfills the entire Law of God (Galatians 5, Romans 13)
Is your life centered around God? This is a proclamation we need to make to devote our lives to our Lord because he gave his life for us in Jesus Christ Amen!