Deuteronomy Chapter 6
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2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,
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Matthew Henry's Deuteronomy Chapter 6 Bible commentary...
A persuasive to obedience. (1-3) An exhortation to obedience. (4,5) Obedience taught. (6-16) General precepts, Instructions to be given to their children. (17-25)1-3 In this and the like passages, the "commandments" seem to denote the moral law, the "statues" the ceremonial law, and the "judgments" the law by which the judges decided. Moses taught the people all that, and that only, which God commanded him to teach. Thus Christ's ministers are to teach his churches all he has commanded, neither more nor less, #Mt 28:20|. The fear of God in the heart will be the most powerful principle of obedience. It is highly desirable that not we only, but our children, and our children's children, may fear the Lord. Religion and righteousness advance and secure the prosperity of any people.
4,5 Here is a brief summary of religion, containing the first principles of faith and obedience. Jehovah our God is the only living and true God; he only is God, and he is but One God. Let us not desire to have any other. The three-fold mention of the Divine names, and the plural number of the word translated God, seem plainly to intimate a Trinity of persons, even in this express declaration of the unity of the Godhead. Happy those who have this one Lord for their God. It is better to have one fountain than a thousand cisterns; one all-sufficient God than a thousand insufficient friends. This is the first and great commandment of God's law, that we love him; and that we do all parts of our duty to him from a principle of love; My son, give me thine heart. We are to love God with all our heart, and soul, and might. That is, 1. With a sincere love; not in word and tongue only, but inwardly in truth. 2. With a strong love. He that is our All, must have our all, and none but he. 3. With a superlative love; we must love God above any creature whatever, and love nothing but what we love for him. 4. With an intelligent love. To love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, we must see good cause to love him. 5. With an entire love; he is ONE, our hearts must be united in his love. Oh that this love of God may be shed abroad in our hearts!
6-16 Here are means for maintaining and keeping up religion in our hearts and houses. 1. Meditation. God's words must be laid up in our hearts, that our thoughts may be daily employed about them. 2. The religious education of children. Often repeat these things to them. Be careful and exact in teaching thy children. Teach these truths to all who are any way under thy care. 3. Pious discourse. Thou shalt talk of these things with due reverence and seriousness, for the benefit not only of thy children, but of thy servants, thy friends and companions. Take all occasions to discourse with those about thee, not of matters of doubtful disputation, but of the plain truths and laws of God, and the things that belong to our peace. 4. Frequent reading of the word. God appointed them to write sentences of the law upon their walls, and in scrolls of parchment to be worn about their wrists. This seems to have been binding in the letter of it to the Jews, as it is to us in the intent of it; which is, that we should by all means make the word of God familiar to us; that we may have it ready to use upon all occasions, to restrain us from sin, and direct us in duty. We must never be ashamed to own our religion, nor to own ourselves under its check and government. Here is a caution not to forget God in a day of prosperity and plenty. When they came easily by the gift, they would be apt to grow secure, and unmindful of the Giver. Therefore be careful, when thou liest safe and soft, lest thou forget the Lord. When the world smiles, we are apt to make court to it, and expect our happiness in it, and so we forget Him who is our only portion and rest. There is need of great care and caution at such a time. Then beware; being warned of your danger, stand upon your guard. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God; neither by despairing of his power and goodness, while we keep in the way of our duty; nor by presuming upon it, when we turn aside out of that way.
17-25 Moses gives charge to keep God's commandments. Negligence will ruin us; but we cannot be saved without diligence. It is our interest, as well as our duty, to be religious. It will be our life. Godliness has the promise of the continuance and comfort of the life that now is, as far as it is for God's glory. It will be our righteousness. It is only through the Mediator we can be righteous before God. The knowledge of the spirituality and excellency of the holy law of God, is suited to show sinful man his need of a Saviour, and to prepare his heart to welcome a free salvation. The gospel honours the law, not only in the perfect obedience of the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ; but in that it is a plan for bringing back apostate rebels and enemies, by repentance, faith, forgiveness, and renewing grace, to love God above all things, even in this world; and in the world above, to love him perfectly, even as angels love him.
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William B.'s Deuteronomy Chapter 6 comment about verse 5 on 3/12/2013, 1:27pm...
The Lord thy God (Lord of life, God of all created and evolved). God gave us a Heart when we love the Lord God with all our heart, then we are truly alive; for he gave us a heart to love him with all our Soul, Our entire being (all our mind and senses). You know God's entire being; life-love force encompasses the universe, eternity, surely a fragment of our mind, heart and soul is what he gave us to (look at all weíve made for this life on Earth that God gave us). Havenít you done all that you could with all your strength and might. Lord God, let us all by evolvement or your creativeness, LOVE YOU with all the heart and the souls you gave us to live in, and with all our might to care for the Earth that is not ours but Godís. Do you have a mind? Or do you mind knowing that the power of our mind was given to us. Do you know why? Because when your mind is on the LORD THY GOD WHO MADE US ALL IN HIS IMAGE then you shall surely know the meaning of the greatest command ever spoken by his Son. How much does God love you, he gave us to know the meaning of love. His son gave his soul (life for us to his Father), so we could keep ours. The one thing on Yeshua's (God's Son) mind was that he did this from his heart and what did he have in mind when he gave all his strength and might on the torture stake. Next time you hold a child in your arms you may see the answer clearly. For God's Love goes on forever. Are you ready to step into eternity with his Godís son, in the purest words ever spoken. Then Love the Lord thy God with all you heart, for then Yeshua becomes part of your living soul and with all your might and strength you have left. Say Yes Lord God I love you! Why? because Eternity waits for those who can live by this greatest commandment! Have faith in the LORD GOD'S LOVE. YOU KNOW THAT GOD ALWAYS wins. Why? Because he said so, GOD'S LOVE ALWAYS WINS. Thank you Lord for allowing me to type these words.
Anothervicki's Deuteronomy Chapter 6 comment about verse 4 on 2/18/2013, 12:19am...
Just read the book of Isaiah. Clearly clearly Jesus is Lord, the I Am, God. He came in the flesh to save us.
Kweli's Deuteronomy Chapter 6 comment about verse 5 on 12/27/2012, 9:59pm...
To love the Lord thy God is a total experience encompassing all of a person; the mental, physical, social and spiritual. We are His children who can only touch him through our souls, consequently, our love must equally encompass with nothing held back. So how do we accomplish such a feat? Only through total love and submission, i.e. giving to Him on all levels of our formative existence. So love Him then love Him some more.
Eric's Deuteronomy Chapter 6 comment on 12/25/2012, 12:01am...
To Muhammed Kalid, my friend you are mistaken. Isaiah 9 Clearly states "unto us a child is given, unto us a Son is born... and you shall call him Wonderful, Counselor, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace". This verse clearly describes Jesus the "child given" as the everlasting Father. Jesus himself in John 8:58 refers to Himself as "I Am" as used in the book of Exodus. In John 10:30 Jesus says "I and my Father are one". In Revelation Chapter 3 Jesus refers to himself as the Alpha and the Omega, with no beginning and no end. Only Almighty God has no beginning. Even the Qur'an states that Jesus is the greatest prophet. I do not for a moment disrespect Muhammad in saying this. You may check for yourself. May God be with you and continue to open your heart to Him.
Timothy Wayne George's Deuteronomy Chapter 6 comment on 12/22/2012, 11:24pm...
Dear Sir, Jesus was born of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit, so that He could taste death on the cross for everyone. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness by Satan, He said worship God only, and Him shall you serve. Jesus told Thomas after His resurrection to touch his side, and the nail prints, then Thomas replied my Lord, and my God. Jesus when He came to earth, He set aside some of his rights as God, but He is fully God, and man. He will come again this time as King of King, and Lord of Lords. We pray that you will receive Him as your Savoir. May the Lord bless you.
Irish's Deuteronomy Chapter 6 comment on 12/22/2012, 9:44pm...
Make of these what you will: I hope you find your way. Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. John 10:30 I and my Father are one. 1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Muhammad Kalam's Deuteronomy Chapter 6 comment about verse 4 on 12/22/2012, 11:28am...
I extremely agree that Bible says God is one. But extremely disagree that Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) is Almighty God. Not only the Glorious Qur'an says but also the Holy Bible says that! And there isn't a single verse of the Holy Bible which says that Jesus Christ, or himself said "I'm God" or he said "Worship me". I challenge all Christians on that.
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