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Saturday, June 25, 2011

6/26/11 Jesus on God's oneness

28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. (Mark 12:28-30)

(Michelangelo creation of Adam- Sistene Chapel)

Thoughts: Jesus spoke of the greatest command of loving God with all that we are.  But he prefaced the command to love with the command to recognize the oneness and truth of God.  Idolatry allows and encourages the polygamy of God.  These are Jesus words against false gods and idols.  God is not an idol stuck in place with a forward stare like a scarecrow.  Instead, the infinite majesty of God is also enveloped in a oneness of truth. 

Prayer: Help me to put you first in my life- as the One true God. 

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