Hear oh children of God-♥ God & Man.

Do you remember when Jesus was asked about the existence of the greatest commandment? His answer was simple.

“O Israel, you should listen and be careful to do it, that it may be well with you and that you may multiply greatly, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. 4“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! 5“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.… (Deut 6:4 NASB)

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: Mark 12:29-32 (TSK)

The Jewish people call it the “Shema.”  Shema Yisrael, Yehowah, Elohainoo, Yehowah aichod, `Hear, Israel Jehovah, our God, is one Jehovah.’ (Treasury of Scripture).

This Scripture speaks to the moneity of God. It is simple in nature in that it declares that “Elohim” is one. 1 Timothy 2:5 confirms that without Christ is our lives we have NO mediator between us and God the Father. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

This same Christ our mediator, member of the united Godhead, applies that same simplistic unity of the Godhead to human relationships too.  So, the Elohim who walked on this earth He declared that the “same” oneness that exists in the Godhead must exist in my relationships with my neighbor. He declared

“And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. “

In other words, I and my neighbor are “one”. So, by living the Shema and

[loving] the Lord thy God with all [my] heart, and with all [my] soul, and with all [my] mind, and with all [my] strength ..

I am demonstrating obedience to God because He commanded it, and faith because I accepted it that “ There is none other commandment greater than these. ” (TSK) This is a hard pill to swallow in a world that sees people as different, separate, not “one of us.” 1 John 4:20  shows the degree of this sin – because it is indeed an egregious sin to be a disobedient and faithless follower of Christ when we refuse to follow this command.

19We love because He first loved us. 20If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar.For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.21And we have this commandment from Him: Whoever loves God must love his brother as well.…(BSB) Hear of America, Nations of the World,

The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: Mark 12:29-32 (TSK)

Why do we have turmoil and confusion in the world today? Simple – we are not being ONE!.  We are not obeying the Shema! Love it never fails!

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