Your Word declares that if we, Your people, who are called by Your
name, will humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face and turn
from our wicked ways, then will You hear from heaven and You will
forgive our sin and will heal our land.
(2 Chronicles 7:14)
We bow before Your sacred throne and humbly ask Your
forgiveness for the sin of idolatry! Your word demands; “Thou shalt
have no other gods before Me”, yet we have, under the banner of
pluralism and hedonism, embraced and worshipped the gods of
this world. Take us back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!
Through moral and spiritual compromise and complacency, we have
allowed our nation to conform to the ways of the world by turning
away from our spiritual roots found in Your Word.
Our silence has produced a secular nation and all nations that forget
You, shall be forsaken. We ask that You hear our cry, for we need
You, in these desperate times, to lead us out of our politically correct
fog of constant confusion and take us back to Your moral clarity.
O Lord our God, King of the Universe, we confess that America
cannot survive without Your presence. Your statutes founded this
blessed land and we look to You, Father God, to preserve it, for
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”
As commanded in scripture, we pray for all who are in authority
who govern our nation; may their decisions be led by the perfect
compass of your Holy Word which clearly discerns right from wrong.
(I Timothy 2:1-3)
O Lord our God, You have promised to raise up righteous leaders
into high places and to remove those who have displayed unrighteous
authority. We earnestly pray that You will once again exalt the
righteous and expose the deeds of the ungodly.
America must have spiritual renewal for moral survival! In this
season of prayer, we unite in humble heartfelt hope and ask that You
forgive us and deliver us from the folly of our transgressions. Guide
and sustain our nation as we turn from our sin and return to You,
the God of our fathers. (Psalm 51:1-17)
The time has come to declare our trust in You to heal our land.
(2 Samuel 22:2-4; Psalm 5:11-12;
We pledge to exercise our God given rights of “life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness” in voting for future leaders from the county
courthouse to the White House who obey and honor Your Word.
(Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 119:44-48;
We pledge to vote the Bible in selecting those that will govern our
country. (Deuteronomy 16:18-20)
Blessed are you, O Lord our God, for You are good and Your
mercy endures forever. We petition heaven with our united prayers
as we seek Your blessing, Your peace and Your protection for
America. (I Chronicles 16:34; Numbers 6:22-26;
Romans 15:13; Psalm 5:11)
May the Lord our God, be with us, as He was with our forefathers;
may He not leave us or forsake us; so that He may incline our hearts
to Himself, to walk in all His ways... that all peoples of the earth may
know that the Lord is God and that there is no other.
(1 Kings 8:57-60) Amen
Deuteronomy Overview, the 5th Book of The Law: "These Are The Words"
The foundation, the Law, The Torah, The Spirit, The Pentateuch, The
Prophets; of Rememberance; Rehearsing of the Past; Moses in his
discussion of Israel, he wanted them tof remember their history, who
they were, where they came from, what their roots were all about; the
promises that were given the fathers; How they were drawn out of
Egypt as slaves; Recalling God's deliverance through the Red Sea;
the forty years of wandering; the relationship with God and their
The Second Law or Law Giving, from the Vulgate, and Septugint, from
Hebrew to Greek, 2nd Century BC; The Ten Commandments:
Deuteronomy 5, Exodus 20
"...(The Ten Commandments Reviewed)...
And Moses called all Israel, and said to them: "Hear, O Israel, the
statutes and judgments which I speak in your hearing today, that you
may learn them and be careful to observe them. The Lord our God
made a covenant with us in Horeb. The Lord did not make this
covenant with our fathers, but with us, those who are here today, all
of us who are alive.
The Lord talked with you face to face on the mountain from the midst
of the fire. I stood between the Lord and you at at that time, to
declare to you the word of the Lord; for you were afraid because of
the fire, and you did not go up the mountain. He said: "I AM the
Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the
house of bondage.
You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for
yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in
heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath , or that is in the water
under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For
I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the
fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those
who hate Me,
but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My
commandments. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God
in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in
vain. Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your
God commanded you.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the Sabbath of the
Lord your God. In it you shall not do any work: you, nor your son,
nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor
your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger
who is within your gates, that your manservant and your maidservant
may rest as well as you. And remember that you were a slave in the
land of Egypt, and that the Lord our God brought you out from there
by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord
your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.
Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord our God has
commanded you, that our days may be long, and that it may be well
with you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. You shall
not murder, You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your
neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife; and you shall
not desire your neighbor's house, his field, his manservant, his
maidservant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.
These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly, in the mountain
from the midst of the fire, the cloud, and thick darkness, with a loud
voice; and He added no more. And He wrote them on two tablets
of stone and gave them to me.
The People Afraid of God's Presence
So it was, when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness,
while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came near to me,
all the heads of your tribes and your elders. And you said: Surely
the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we
have heard His voice form the midst of the fire. We have seen this
day that God speaks with man; yet he still lives. Now therefore, why
should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the
voice of the Lord our God anymore, then we shall die.
For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living
God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
You go near and hear all that the Lord our God may say, and tell us
all that the Lord our God says to you, and we will hear and do it.
Then the Lord heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me,
and the Lord said to me: "I have heard the voice of the words of this
people which they have spoken to you. They are right in all that they
Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and
always keep all M commandments, that it might be well with them
and with their children forever! Go and say to them, "Return to your
tents." But as for you, stand here by Me, and I will speak to you all
the commandments, the statutes, and judgments which you shall
teach them, that they may observe them in the land which I am
giving them to possess.
Therefore you shall be careful to do as the Lord your God has
commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the
left. You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has
commanded you, that you may live and and that it may prolong your
days in the land which you shall possess..."
The Ten Commandments
Exodus 20 "...And God spoke all these
words, saying: "I AM the Lord your God, who brought you out of
Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods
You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness
of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath,
or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to
them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and
fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to
thousands, to those who love Me an keep My commandments.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the
Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall
labor and do all your work.
But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it
you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor
your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your
stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made
the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and
rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the
Sabbath day and hallowed it. Honor your father and your mother,
that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your
God is giving you.
You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall
not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor's wife; and you shall not desire
your neighbor's house, his field, his manservant, his maidservant,
his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.
The People Afraid of God's Presence
Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes,
the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the
people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. Then they said to
Moses, "You speak with us, and we wll hear; but let not God speak
with us, lest we die." And Moses said to the people, "Do not fear
for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you,
so that you may not sin." So the people stood afar off, but Moses
drew near the thick darkness where God was.
The Law of the Altar
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the children of
Israel: You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. You
shall not make anything to be with Me--gods of silver or gods of gold
you shall not make for yourselves. An altar of earth you shall make
for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your
peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In every place where I
record My name I wil come to you, and I will bless you. And if you
make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone; for if
you use your tool on it, you have profaned it. Nor shall you go up by
steps to My altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed on it..."
"These Are The Words; Miseneh Hatora, "Copy of this Law"...
Deuteronomy 17:18-19 "...Also it shall be, when
he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a
copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the
Levites. And it shall be with him , and he shall read it all the days of
his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God and be careful to
observe all the words of this law and these statutes.
(Writing The Law on our hearts)
(Writer: Moses, 1404-1403 B.C.)
The Law to be Read Every Seven Years
Deuteronomy 31:9, 24, 26 "...So Moses
wrote this law and delivered it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who
bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all the elders of
Israel..." (Intact as a scroll were the first five
books, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy)...
So it was, when Moses had completed writing the words of this Law
in a book, when they were fnished,...Take this Book of the Law, and
put it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may
be there as a witness against you;..."
Ezra Reads the Law
Nehemiah 8:1 "...When the seventh month
came, the children of Israel were in their cities. Now all the people
gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front of
the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of
the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded Israel..."
Rember the Lord Your God
Deuteronomy 8:3 "...So He humbled you,
allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not
know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that
man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that
proceeds from the mouth of the Lord..."
Matthew 4:4 "...But he answered and said,
"It is written, Deuteronomy 8:3 Man shall
not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the
mouth of God..."
Deuteronomy 18:13 "...You shall be
blameless before the Lord your God..."
Matthew 5:48 "...Therefore you shall be
perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect..."
The Law Concerning Witnesses
Dueteronomy 19:15 "...One witness shall
not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he
commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be
Matthew 18:16 "...But if he will not hear you,
take with you one or two more, that by the mouth of two or three
witnesses every word may be established..."
Law Concerning Divorce
Deuteronomy 24:1 "...When a man takes a
wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his
eyes because he has found some uncleanness in her, and he writes
her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of
Matthew 19:7-8 "...They said to them,
"Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and
to put her away? He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness
of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the
beginning it was not so..."
THEME: Final instructions for possessing the
promised land; "Go and posess the land" and "the land which the
Lord God gives you" is mentioned sixty-nine times; rehearsal of
The Previous Command to Enter Canaan
Deuteronomy 1:8,21 "...See, I have set the
land before you; go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to
your fathers--to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob--to give to them and their
descendants after them...Look, the Lord your God has set the land
before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord God of your fathers
has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged..."
Fruit Of The Land
Deuteronomy 2:14, 24 "...And the time we
took to come from Kadesh Barnea until we crossed over the Valley
of the Zered was thirty-eight years, (39 and
one-half years since first tried to possess the land) until all the
generation of the men of war was consumed from the midst of the
camp, just as the Lord had sworn to them. "Rise, take your journey,
and cross over the River Arnon. Look, I have given into your hand
Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land. Begin to possess
it, and engage him in battle..." (On the east side
of the Jordan; most of the land was possessed under Joshua)
(3) To give instructions for entering the promised
land, a definite pattern and direction that God wanted them to follow
See Deuteronomy 5:30-33
Joshua the New Leader of Israel
Deuteronomy 31:1-6 "...Then Moses went
and spoke these words to all Israel. And he said to them: "I am one
hundred and twenty years old today. I can no longer go out and
come in. Also the Lord has said to me, "You shall not cross over this
"The Lord your God Himself crosses over before you; He will destroy
these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess them.
Joshua himself crosses over before you, just as the Lord has said.
And the Lord will do to them as He did to Sihon and Og, the kings of
the Amorites and their land, when He destroyed them. The Lord will
give them over to you, that you may do to them according to every
commandment which I have commanded you.
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for
the Lord our God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave
you nor forsake you..."
(4) General Organization:
The Previous Command to Enter Canaan
"...The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying, "You have dwelt
long enough at this mountain"
Tribal Leaders Appointed
Israel's Refusal to Enter the Land
The Penalty for Israel's Rebellion
The Desert Years
King Sihon Defeated
King Og Deafeated
The Land East of Jordan Divided
Moses Forbidden to Enter the Land
Moses Commands Obedience
Beware of Idolatry
"...Bezer in the wilderness on the plateau for the Reubenites, Ramoth
in Gilead for the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan for the Manassites..."
Cities of Refuge East of Jordan
Indroduction to God's Law
"...And this is the Law which Moses set before the children of Israel..."
The Commandments Reviewed
The People Afraid of God's Presence
The Greatest Commandment
A Chosen People
Blessings of Obedience
Remember the Lord your God
Israel's Rebellions Reviewed
The Second Pair of Tablets
The Essence of he Law
Love and Obedience Rewarded
A Prescribed Place of Worship
Beware of False Gods
Punishment of Apostates
Clean and Unclean Meat
Debts Cancelled Every Seven Years
Generosity to the Poor
The Law Concerning Bond Servants
The Law Concerning Firstborn Animals
The Passover Reviewed
The Feasts of Weeks Reviewed
The Feast of Tabernacles Reviewed
Justice Must Be Administered
Principles Governing Kings
The Portion of the Priests and Levites
Avoid Wicked Customs
A New Prophet Like Moses
Three Cities of Refuge
The Law Concerning Witnesses
Principles Governing Warfare
The Law Concerning Unsolved Murder
Female War Prisoners
Firstborn Inheritance Rights
The Rebellious Son
Laws of Sexual Morality
Those Excluded from the Congregation
Cleanliness of the Camp Site
Law Concerning Divorce
Marriage Duties of the Surviving Brother
Destroy the Amalekites
Offerng of Firstfruits and Tithes
A Special People of God
The Law Inscribed on Stones
Curses Pronounced from Mount Ebal
Blessings on Obedience
Curses on Obedience
"...And the Lord will take you back to Egypt in ships, by the way of
which I said to you, you shall never see it again. And there you will be
offered for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no
one will buy you..."
The Covenant Renewed in Moab
The Blessings of Returning to God
The Choice of Life or Death
Joshua the New Leader of Israel
The Law to Be Read Every Seven Years
Prediction of Israel's Rebellion
The Song of Moses
Moses to Die on Mount Nebo
Moses' Final Blessing on Israel
Moses the Prophet
Moses Dies on Mount Nebo
(5) Three Addresses by Moses to Israel
Some look at this organizational structure as
three addresses to Israel
Deuteronomy 5:26 "...For who is there of
all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the
midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
The Covenant Renewed in Moab
The Blessing of Returning to God
Deuteronomy 29:12-13 "...that you may
enter into covenant with the Lord your God, and into His oath, which
the Lord your God makes with you today, that He may establish you
today as a people for Himself, and that He may be God to you, just
as He has spoken to you, and just as He has sworn to your fathers,
to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob..." (God the ruler,
Israel the vassal)
(6) The Form of the Treaty
Deuteronomy 1:1-5 "...These are the
words that Moses spoke to all Israel on this side of the Jordan in the
wilderness, in the plain opposite Suph, between Paran, Tophel,
Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab. It is eleven days' journey from Horeb
by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea.
Now it come to pass in the fortrieth year, in the eleventh month, on
the first day of the month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel
according to all that the Lord had given him as commandments to
them, after he had killed Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in
Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan, who dwelt at Ashtaroth, in Edrei.
On this side of the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to
explain this law..." (Representative of God was
2. Historical Prologue: (The past relationship
between God and the Vassal state of Israel:)
Deuteronomy 1:6-4:49 "...The Lord our
God spoke to us in Horeb, saying, "You have dwelt long enough at
this mountain.......and all the plain on the east side of the Jordan as
far as the Sea of the Arabah, below the slopes of Pisgah..."
Cities of Refuge
Introduction of God's Law
3. Treaty Stipulations:
Specific: The Ten Commandments
(Same configuration as a Vassal state)
(Deuteronomy 12-26 Previously noted
4. Treaty Sanctions
Blessings and Cursings
(Deuteronomy 27-30 Previously noted
5. The Witnesses:
(Deuteronomy 31-34): Form of a will,
(7) The Chronology (About one month long)
Deuteronomy 1:3 "...Now it come to pass in
the fortrieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month,
on the first day of the month..." (1404 B.C.)
Deuteronomy 2:14 "...And the time we took
to come from Kadesh Barnea until we crossed over the Valley of the
Zered was thirty-eight years, until all the generation of the men of war
was consumed from the midst of the camp, just as the Lord had
sworn to them..."
Deuteronomy 34:5-7 "...So Moses the
servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the
word of the Lord. And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab,
opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day. Moses
was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were
not dim nor his natural vigor abated..." (By
Passover of the next month Joshua was leading the children of
(8) Possession of the Land and Obedience
Deuteronomy 4:25-27 "...When you beget
children and grandchildren and have grown old in the land, act
corruptly and make a carved image in the form of anything, and do
evil in the sight of the Lord your God to provoke Him to anger, I call
heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon
utterly perish from the land which you cross over the Jordan to
possess; you will not prolong your days in it but will be utterly
destroyed. And theLord will scatter you among the peoples, and
you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord will
Deuteronomy 8:1 "...Every
commandment which I command you today you must be careful to
observe, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the
land of which the Lord swore to your fathers..."
Deuteronomy 8:19-20 "...Then it shall be,
if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other
gods, and seve them and worship them, I testify against you this
day that you shall surely perish. As the nations which the Lord
destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not
be obedient to the voice of the Lord your God..."
Deuteronomy 11:8-9 "...Therefore you
shall keep every commandment that I command you today, that you
may be strong, and go in and possess the land which you cross
over to possess, and that you may prolong your days in the land
which the Lord swore to give your fathers, to them and their
descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey..."
Deuteronomy 30:17-18 "...But if your heart
turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship
other gods, and serve them, I announce to you today that you shall
surely perish; you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross
over the Jordan to go in and possess..."
Deuteronomy 32:44-47 "...So Moses
came with Joshua the son of Nun and spoke all the words of this
song in the hearing of the people. Moses finished speaking all
these words to all Israel, and he said to them: "Set your hearts on
all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall
command your chidren to be careful to observe--all the words of
this law. For it is not a futile thing for you, because it is your life, and
by ths word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross
over the Jordan to possess..." (Obedience to
possess the land parallels entering God's kingdom)
(9) Israel was to Be a Holy Nation
Deuteronomy 7:5-6 "...But thus you shall
deal with them: you shall destroy their altars, and break down their
sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images, and burn their
carved images with fire. For you are a holy people to the Lord your
God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself,
a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth..."
(We are to come out of the world and be
Revelation 18:4 "...And I heard another
voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you
share in her sins, and lest you receive of her
(the world's) plagues..."
John 17:11, 14 "...Now I am no longer in
the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father,
keep through your Name those whom You have given Me, that they
may be one as We are...I have given them Your word; and the world
has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of
Deuteronomy 14:1-2 "...You are the
children of the Lord your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor shave
the front of your head for the dead. For you are a holy people to the
Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for
Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the
face of the earth..."
Romans 12:1-2 "...I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and
acceptable and perfect will of God..."
Deuteronomy 26:18-19 "...Also today the
Lord has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He has
promised you, that you should keep all His commandments, and that
He will set you high above all nations which He has made, in praise,
in name , and in honor, and that you may be a holy people to the
Lord your God, just as He has spoken..."
Romans 6:19, 22 "...I speak in human
terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you
presented your members as slaves of uncleaness, and of
lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your
members for holiness. But now having been set free from sin,
and having become slaves to God, you have your fruit to holiness,
and the end, everlasting life..."
Exodus 19:5-6 "...Now therefore, if you
will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a
special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel..."
1 Peter 2:9 "...But you are a chosen
generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people,
that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of
darkness into His marvelous light..."
(10) The First Great Commandment: Summary
of God's Law
Deuteronomy 6:5 "...You shall love the
Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your
might..." (Loving God with our mind, life, and our
Deuteronomy 10:12 "...And now Israel,
what does the Lord our God require of you, but to fear the Lord your
God, to walk in all His ways and to love HIm , to serve the Lord your
God with all your heart and with all your soul..."
(A living sacrifice of service to God)
Deuteronomy 11:13 "...And it shall be that
if you dilligently obey My commandments which I command you
today, to love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart,
and with all your soul, (Loving God is keeping His Law)
Deuteronomy 11:22 "...For if you carefully
keep all these commandments which I command you to do--to love
the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him--
Deuteronomy 13:3 "...You shall not listen
to the words of that prophet (the world) or
that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know
whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all
Deuteronomy 30:6 "...And the Lord your
God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to
love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that
you may live..."
Matthew 22:37-38 "...Jesus said to him,
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your
soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great
Beware of the Scribes
Mark 12:39-40 "...who desire...the best
seats in the Synagogues, and at the best places at feasts, who
devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers.
These will receive greater condemnation..."
Luke 10:25-28 "...And behold, a certain
lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to
inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the Law?
What is your reading of it? So he answered and said, "You shall
love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all
your strength, and with all your mind, and as your neighbor as
yourself." And He Jesus said to him,
"You have answered rightly; do this and you will live..."
(Leviticus 18:5 "...You shall therefore keep
My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does, he shall live by
them: I am at the Lord...")