Grow Love for God

"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. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up."
—Deuteronomy 6:4-6

Why does God command us to be continually preoccupied with His words right after calling for our whole-hearted love? Have you ever noticed this sequence of instructions?

We were created to love God with all that we are. To focus on Him, to put feet on this "heart-soul-strength" thing, we start by absorbing all that He’s said. Our consciousness is to be saturated with the resonating words breathed out by God’s Spirit through inspired apostles and prophets.

We begin by planting those words in our own hearts. Only then do we impart them to our children. And from there we go on to engage our households in an unceasing, daily, hourly conversation about God’s words.

When it comes right down to it, we all know that to love someone is to pay attention—careful, “remembering” attention—to what he has said. When we love someone, we remember his words.

As we remember and treasure God’s words, our hearts grow in love for Him.

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