Deuteronomy 13:3b – 4 – The Lord your God is testing you to see if you truly love him with all of your heart and soul. Serve only the Lord your God and fear him alone. Obey His commands, listen to His voice and cling to Him. The Lord tests our love for Him. He wants to know if it’s true….I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around that one but maybe it’s because I skirt around the test and play it safe. Don’t risk too much and I won’t get hurt or disappointed. Quite frankly, I NEVER like to fail at anything let alone a test….hmmmm….Can anyone relate? So, where do we fall on the love test? How true is my love for THE ONE TRUE GOD? Verse 4 begs us to question where we fall on following the commands to 1.) Serve the Lord alone 2.) Fear Him alone 3.) Obey His commands
4.) Listen to His Voice
5.) Cling to Him
Search our hearts, O Lord! Open our eyes to our wicked ways and show us the sin that hinders us from knowing You and loving You in a deeper more intimate way. We thank You for Your grace and mercy, for Your unfailing love…even when we fail You, You never leave us nor forsake us. Transform us, Lord, so Your name will be known, Your kingdom will come and Your will be done in each of our lives. We love You the best way we know how and we thank You for Your son, Jesus! The perfect example of love. Help us believe and act on our belief that Jesus is in us just as Our Heavenly Father is in Him. May we all be one, Father. The Father in the Son and the Son in us. Help us see Your glory. Help us know the love You have for us through Your Son! Help us love You, serve You, fear You, obey You, listen to You and cling to you! Thank You for Your word! In His name we pray, Amen!
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