Deuteronomy 6,1-9 Now this is the commandment, and these are the
statutes and judgments which the LORD your God has commanded to teach
you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over
to possess, that you may fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes
and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your
grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may
be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the LORD God
of your fathers has promised you; 'a land flowing with milk and honey.'
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the
LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all
your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in
your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall
talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when
you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on
your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall
write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes,
I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness
I have drawn you.
are renown for their amazing love. Considering that all love comes from
God, just think about how much God loves you. "For love is
of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God."
(1 John 4:7) Each one of us is God's "favorite creation"!
God's love for you has nothing to do with your background, your origin
and skin color, your financial status, IQ, your neighborhood or other
circumstances. Take a look at yourself - you are God's "favorite
If you have already got to know God closer, then you know exactly that
God means it sincerely with His love. How is it with you? Do you return
There again, God's instructions are also to be taken seriously when
He says that we should love Him and follow HIS Word. In these Scripture
verses, we read about the advantage which we have when we love the Lord
Jesus. "You will live longer". God gives us instructions so
that we can live better and longer. Think about the following: You build
a house and you know everything about it that there is to know. You
know the best place to build, you know the static of the house - of
the supporting walls, as well as the strength of the foundation etc.
In other words, you know about everything! With all your knowledge,
you can tell the future house owner about how they can live in the best
way there and get the greatest usage out of this house. In a similar
way, it is like that with God: He knows all about His creation! He knows
our hearts, thoughts, and plans. When we follow His instructions, then
we will have a long and fulfilled life. What is your decision going
to be? jk