Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one [the only God]


After the Ten Commandments were given by Moses Deuteronomy 5 from Mt Sinai. The commands, decrees, and laws were also proclaimed, as well as moral, and civil codes for the Israelites to keep and observe for the generations to come.

This scripture is taken out of Deuteronomy 6:4 but before we dig into it, and seek for understanding, let us look at the scripture in context.

DEUTERONOMY 6 opens up with Moses proclaiming the commands, decrees, and laws, for the Israelites to observe, and keep, in order to live long and prosperous lives.

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Then he goes on to proclaim as to make it of much importance.

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The Lord our God the Lord is ONE ” Verse 4

Emphasizing on the importance of one. Being a single entity, unit, object, or living being. One!

One of higher authority; One MASTER, one KING, one RULER!

We are to answer to ONE, and there is no other. We are to serve one, worship one, LORD GOD!

Whom are we worshipping? Whom do we give honor, whom do we glorify, and give praise? The one true King, Lord of lords, Master, Savior of the world?

Be sure to ” Love the Lord, your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Verse 5

The commands that are given are to be kept in our hearts.

Impress them on your children, talk about them when you sit at home, when you are on your journey, lie down and when you get up”. Verse 7

Every opportunity we have, let us remind ourselves of the precepts, and commands given to the Israelites. Let us tie them as symbols on our hands, to serve as a reminder and memorize them in our hearts.

A religious expert of the law tested Jesus with this question, to try to trip him. Matthew 22:35

Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Verse 36

To which Jesus replied:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.Verse 37

To love God with all your heart, is to forsake everything else, but him; to woship him, and no one else; to honor hm, and give him glory, above all else!

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