Deuteronomy chapter 6 starts of “Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded me to teach you …” In chapter 5 Moses recalled to the Israelites memory the ten commandments which God wrote on the tablets of stone. So why did He say this is the commandment? One commandment along with many statutes and judgments.
Jesus said it when asked “What is the greatest commandment?” Jesus’ reply and God’s commandment to Israel is, “You shall love the LORD you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” Then He goes on to say: “These words which I cam commanding you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them to your and 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.”
It is apparent that God wanted to constantly remain in Israel’s mind at all times. I believe he wants that from us as well. We see what that disobedience has done. Our nation has forgotten God! No! Our nation has rejected God. We have rejected the principals on which this country was founded. Think of all the things that we have substituted for God in our daily lives. Can we, as a nation, ever get back to God or is the road too hard?
“You shall love the LORD you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”