This week I’m diving into a brand new Weekly Brew Devotional series focused around some vital red letters from Scripture. Want in? Keep reading!
After hearing this on the radio the other day, I found myself thinking this week of the Shema (pronounced Sheh-Ma) — the Hebrew word for “hear” or “listen” and part of prayer from Deuteronomy 6.
It’s one of the most famous and well known prayers in the Old Testament, so it’s no surprise Jesus used it himself.
In Mark 12:28-34, Jesus has just finished answering a barrage of questions from religious teachers who’ve been trying to trap him into stating something incriminating. Finally, one of the more astute scholars who realizes Jesus can’t be duped, pipes up and asks what the greatest commandment is.
…and Jesus quotes the Shema.
If this is our most important commandment, it surely deserves our attention. How much attention have I truly been giving to these parts of my life lately, though?
I want to dive into this Scripture and uncover what it truly means to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength.
Join me each week on Mondays for a new devotional post that will walk us through God’s Greatest Commandment.
I (really!) can’t wait to start, so look for the newest post, entitled One, this coming Monday.
Happy weekend, and see you soon!