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Why are we commanded “to love the LORD your” God with all our heart, soul, and strength (Deut. 6:4)?
This should remind us of the importance of immediate context. The commandment is the logical and practical outcome of the preceding words: “Hear, O Israel! The LORD our God, the LORD is one!” Since the LORD is the one and only God, believers should be firmly attached to Him and love Him with all our being—heart, soul, and strength. This means that we give Him our exclusive devotion. No one else other than God is worthy of such devotion, commitment, and worship. What an important reminder and challenge for those who claim to love and serve the Lord today!

BY Dr. Winfred O. Neely

Dr. Winfred Neely is currently working towards his third degree in at the University of Bristol, England. An ordained minister and full-time professor of pastoral studies at Moody Bible Institute, Winfred has served churches across the City of Chicago, the near west subburbs, and Senegal, West Africa. He and his wife Stephne have been married for forty years and have four adult children and nine grandchildren. 

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