• Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Loving God (Anders)

    When someone asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment, he replied that it was the Shema. The Shema begins with an emphasis on hearing, “Hear, Israel.” It then says, “The Lord is our God, the Lord is one.” Next the Shema commands us to love God.

  • Deuteronomy 8:2-3 The New Manna (Hoffacker)

    We might not realize that we are sustained by the gifts of God. One prison that holds us fast is belief in our own self-sufficiency. We may be trapped by an insistence that we have earned whatever we have or that we must earn whatever we want.

  • Deuteronomy 26:1-11 A Cry For Help (Wagner)

    God cares. God sees our dilemma just as God saw the plight of the Israelites. The Lord “heard” their voice and “saw” their affliction. And God sees our affliction and hears our voices as well. God wants us to cry for help, and God wants to help us.