The Bible passage for mediation, prayer, and reflection for the week of October 18-24, 2015, is Deuteronomy 6:4-8. The Israelites are preparing to enter into the Promised Land, but Moses will not be going with them. This week’s passage is part of his final instructions to the Israelites.
Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord]. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being and with all your might. And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then] you shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets (forehead bands) between your eyes. (Deuteronomy 6:4-8, AMP)
What is the greatest commandment? When asked this question, Jesus referred back to this passage. Some things never change! This passage should be written on your heart, engraved in your life, saturated in your actions. Loving the Lord with all your heart and mind. Nothing is more important. We are to share this love with our children, our family, our friends, our coworkers, and our enemies. As you meditate on, pray over, and reflect upon this week’s passage, consider how your love for the Lord affects your daily life. What changes do you need to make?