LOVE AND DEVOTION/
LOVE OF A LIFETIME
Study Date: 2 Dec. 18
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6: 1-9
Biblical Date: 1450-1410 B. C.
Biblical Location: Moab
KEY VERSE: “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” (Deuteronomy 6: 5)
GUIDING PRINCIPLE: The foundation we use to make all decisions and confront all circumstances is LOVE of God absolutely.
RESOURCES FOR THE SEED: Matthew 22: 37-40; Leviticus 19: 13-18; James 2: 8-13; Deuteronomy 6: 10-25.
- To explore the summary of the law of God for us humans.
- To aspire to love God with all our hearts, souls, and might.
- To pass the statures of God on to others who come along with and after us.
WORDS TO REMEMBER
Commands—laws, precepts, ordinances, injunctions of God.
Day—a period of time , 24 hours.
God—the Supreme Divine Being.
Hear—give heed to, to listen to.
Heart—-mind, will, inner being.
Shema—the Jewish confession of faith, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, to be read twice daily—rising and lying down.
Walk—to travel, to move about, to go.
Words—speech, expressions, commandments.
BREAKING UP FALLOW GROUND
Who was the first son of Jacob and Leah?
Who is credited with having written the book of Deuteronomy?
What promises did God make to His children?
How do we as human damage our relationship with God?
What characteristics of God insure us that He will keep His promises?
Are the benefits from God available to us whether we obey or not?
THE SEED LOVE AND DEVOTION/LOVE OF A LIFETIME Deuteronomy 6: 1-9
- Obedience Precedes Blessings (Deut. 6: 1-3)
- God gives his commandments.
- We are to do what the Lord said do in the land of promise.
- Obedience indicates our fear of the Lord.
- Obedience is a thing for all generations daily behavior.
- God promises prolonged life to the obedient.
- Blessing come when we do what we are told.
- The Confession of Faith (Shema) (Deut. 6: 4-5)
- We start by hearing the word of the Lord.
- There is but one God.
- We are to love God with our all.
- The Everlasting Commandments (Deut. 6: 6-9)
- What we do must spring from the heart.
- We are to teach the next generation diligently.
- Sitting with our children.
- Talking with our children
- When we lie down and when we get up.
- Have God’s word with us in head and hand.
- Post the Word of God on our living quarters.
We are to hear the word of God and love Him so that we have no room for loving the world. Then we are to pass His truth on to the generations that follow us.
PLANTING THE SEED
From whom do we get directions for our lives?
What are we to do with the statutes of God?
Can we keep the laws of God half-heartedly?
Is the commandment of God for a particular generation?
Is hearing and doing the same thing?
What promises does God make to those who obey?
What is the Shema of God?
Is the law of God just for our memory?
Other than for our own use, what else must we do with God’s commandments?
Is the law of god to be held mentally only?
How ought our houses be identified?
NURTURING THE SEED
Do you think God still speaks today?
What ought we be doing about the Word of God in our lives?
How ought this generation find out what God has to say?
Are there promises that God made that relate to us?
Is doing the law as God commanded enough for you and I?
Should we live according to the law of God in our communities?
Are our houses to show our faith in God?
FRUIT FROM THE SEED
We LEARN OF THE POWER OF Love throughout God’s word.
The commandments of God are summarized with in “love.”
The first and great commandment is to love God.
What God teaches us we are to teach others.
We are to be living examples of our faith in God.
God will keep his promises no matter how long it takes.
The commandments given by Moses are reiterated by Jesus.
The second greatest commandment is to love one another.