Deuteronomy 6: Live out the Relationship
Going to church on Sunday is a great thing, but if that is all that our Christianity is based upon, we have a problem.
In Deuteronomy chapter 6, Moses was encouraging the Israelites to put God first in their entire lives.
Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
Deu 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Deu 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
Deu 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deu 6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
Deu 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
As you can tell, all of the words of God should permeate the lives of the Israelites. Moses wanted them to think about the word of God wherever they went.
Even though we don’t exactly do everything that they did in Israel at that time today, I think that the point is still clearly applicable.
Following God shouldn’t just be a Sunday activity. Yes, it is a great thing to pray in church, but we also need to keep in touch with God throughout the week.
1Th 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
Our lifestyle is supposed to reflect our Christian faith. Like Moses said, the word of God should be in our hearts, and Thessalonians encourages us to speak with God all of the time.
This relationship is a good thing, and it is worth cultivating.