Passage: Deuteronomy 6:1-12
Verse: Deuteronomy 6:5-6 (NIV 2011)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
Everything we do, related to the Lord, is to be done with all our hearts and with all our souls. Nothing is to be done halfheartedly or without enthusiasm. The Holy Bible tells us it is all about loving… returning… seeking… knowing… serving… obeying… following… and turning to the Lord with all our hearts and souls. A quick search of the Scriptures revealed the phrase, in reference to the Lord, with all your heart and soul on numerous occasions in both the Old and the New Testaments. In addition, with all our strength or with all our minds are frequently mentioned as well. Again, no halfhearted efforts would be acceptable to the Lord. May we enthusiastically love, return to, seek, know, serve, obey, follow, and turn to the Lord in all we do. What else is there to do? May we do these things with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength. May all that we do be pleasing to the Lord and give Him glory. Amen! (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)