Our Bible Reading tells us that an expert in the Jewish law came to Jesus. This man asked Jesus which of God’s laws was most important. Jesus’ answer in verse 27 was this: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. When Jesus said this, He was quoting from Deuteronomy 6:5.
What does it mean to love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind? It means we must love God with everything we are: our emotions, thoughts, spirit and physical body. These four things are what it is to be human. They are four separate parts that make us what we are — God’s special creation. And God wants us to give ourselves to Him completely!
In the next four devotions, we will learn about these four parts. And we will talk about how we can love and serve God completely.