Friday, July 6, 2018

July 7 - Might - Deuteronomy 6:5


love the Lord your God

with … all your might

Deuteronomy 6:5


This one is easy. My Bible translates this word in Deuteronomy as “might.” My Bible translates Jesus’ word in Mark as “strength.” The point is the same, we are called to love God with all our might, all our strength, with all our umph, and with all our ability.


To put it another way, we are to love God with all our personal discipline.


We’re to be intentional about our faith.


We’re to practice our faith regularly. We’re to devote ourselves to devotion. We’re to be diligent in a our church attendance. We’re to attend purposefully to the Word of God. Our generosity and service are to be intentionally woven into the fabric of our beings.


Tradition regularly calls a Christian’s faith practices “spiritual disciplines.” Why? Because a rich and growing faith requires discipline. We are called, indeed, to love God with all our strength and might.


In Christ’s Love,

a guy who knows what

he really needs to be

more disciplined with

(Why do I allow busyness

to be such a daunting excuse?)


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