Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might – Deuteronomy 6:4-5
This passage of Scripture has been used as a proof-text for the Trinity, and rightly so, because it teaches that there is only one Lord God. But just as importantly, this declaration is a statement of exclusivity — the God of the Bible is the one and only sovereign Lord over heaven and earth.
It is for this reason, as God himself points out in the ensuing command, that we owe this one true God our undivided affection, worship, and service. Serving any other god—including our own schemes, aspirations, or lusts—is an act of colossal rebellion against the loving, holy, and good Lord of creation; any such insurrection is doomed to failure.
Do you recognize the God of the Bible as the one Lord of your life? Is your heart united to fear his name? Does your soul revel in the brilliance of his majesty? Are your energies spent solely for his glory? He is the Lord of the universe, and he deserves our all... of everything.
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