Deuteronomy 6 Devotional Commentary

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Deuteronomy 6:4

Following the judgements in Eden, the flood, and the tower of Babel, man continued to rebel against the Lord and delighted to serve and worship the creation rather than the Creator. And so, God took the little nation of Israel to be His chosen people, His holy, set-apart mouthpiece on earth, to proclaim the good news of a coming Messiah through Whom all the families of the earth would be blessed.

And to the tiny nation of Israel,

Deuteronomy 6:5

At the end of their long, 40-year trek in the wilderness, Moses repeated the words of the covenant that God made with Israel, which began, "Hear O Israel, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." But this appears to be an impossible command for fallen man to attain.

We are born dead in sin and at

Deuteronomy 6:6

The Lord had a special relationship with Israel. He brought them out of 400 years of Egyptian slavery, as had been promised to their forefather Abraham, and they were now His chosen people with whom God made a conditional covenant. The covenant contained commands which promised reward for obedience but punishment for disobedience. And the commandments of the Lord which God gave to Israel was to be stored in their heart, taught to their children, and practiced in read more...

Deuteronomy 6:7

There are two mindsets in the world today 1) a biblical mindset and 2) a secular worldview. The first is a God-focussed, Christian mindset that is rooted in the wisdom and knowledge of God and the second is a God-rejecting, Christ-hating, worldly view, that is grounded on the wisdom of the world - where man is the focus of his own attention.

The mindset of the world permeates every avenue of life. It has become saturated in the read more...