Rejoicing in Love for God!
Scripture reading for February 17th: Deuteronomy 3-6
Key Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:4-7 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One. 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 upon your hearts. Impress them on your children, . .”
The Israelites were admonished by Moses to remember that God is One! He is the One and only God who is worthy of their love. They must love Him with all that is within them. They are to show their love by keeping His commandments and impressing them on succeeding generations.
Rejoicing: Jesus set our example of loving His Father by keeping all His commands. He sent His Holy Spirit to live in us. “If you obey My commands, you will remain in My love, just as I have obeyed My Father and remain in His love. I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” (John 15:10-11)