Are you all in? – Deuteronomy 6:5 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


Understanding How to Love God with All Your Heart, Soul, and Might

In this meditation, we reflect on Deuteronomy 6:5 an… (visit YouTube for more)


Today we’re meditating on what I find to be one of the hardest passages in the Bible. It’s Deuteronomy 6 verse 5. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Now I’m quite a literal person and I take this literally. How do I love God with all of my heart? All of it. All of my soul. All of my might. Every last ounce of strength with every fiber of my being.

How do I do that? Am I anywhere close to that? No, I don’t think I am, and this is a commandment, and I feel like I must obey it, and I must. But I fall so far short of that. How do we love God? With all of our hearts.

How do you love anybody with all of your heart? You do that by getting to know them better. The more you know that beloved person, the more you love them. The more you would lay down your life for them, the more you would do anything for them.

And I think that’s the answer for us. And after 40 plus years of faith, I am still getting to know God. He’s infinite, so I think it’s going to take a while longer!

But the more that we know God, the more we will love Him, the more that we will see His beauty. And that, I think, is the answer.

Let us be fully committed, all in. It is worth it, because the person that we are loving with all of our hearts, ultimately, is lovely, is worthy of that love, is worthy of adoration, is worthy of laying down our lives for.

God’s given us the Holy Spirit to help with this, to help with our growth, and to help with coming to know Him better. The Holy Spirit illuminates the Scriptures for us, speaks to us, helps us to understand and see God in all of His beauty.

Thank you, Lord God that you are worthy of being loved with all of our hearts, our souls, and our might. This is not an unreasonable thing you’re asking of us. You do deserve it. I love you. Amen.

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