|Deuteronomy 6:4-6 |
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the Lord is one!
5 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
6 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart;1
1 these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart. This not just a command; this is a fact — that the Lord will place the words in their hearts so they can obey them. Look what he says in Jeremiah: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. and in Ezekiel: Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, Ezek 11:19; and in Deuteronomy: the LORD your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live, Deu 30:6. So that the word is very near to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, so that you may obey it. Deu 30:14.
And today is no different, the Lord speaks to us from within our heart, the Word of God speaks to us; but we must be quiet to listen, hear, and obey.
Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and not do what I tell you?
Whoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does [practices, obeys] them, I will show you to whom he is like.
He is like a man who built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation securely built on a rock; and when the flood arose, the torrent beat violently upon that house, but could not shake it because it was founded upon a rock.
But he who hears, and does not [practice my teachings], is like a man who built an house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the torrent struck violently, and immediately it collapsed; and the ruin of that house was great. Luke 6:46-49.
He [Jesus] became the Author and Source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him. Heb 5:9