The scripture for today, June 5 (6/5), is Deuteronomy 6:5 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”

Jesus said this is the greatest of all the commandments (Mark 12:29).  Interestingly, he didn’t say that any of the Ten Commandments was.  He chose one of the over 600 commandments God gave to Moses in the Old Testament.  It might have been lost in the crowd, but Jesus called it out and gave it special attention.

Although we no longer keep the Old Testament Law of Moses, we do have the New Testament Law of Jesus.  There aren’t as many commandments, but there are some.  Sometimes Jesus’ law repeats something in the Old Law such as the one above.  But it was his choice what to carry over, not ours. Some people don’t even know they’re obeying any of the Laws of Moses.  All we have to do to find out is to read that Law (Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) and see if we recognize anything we’re doing. The Law of Jesus is so much simpler.  And it is dynamic in its simplicity.

Above all, the crown in the Law of Jesus is to love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, soul and strength.  Today, wear your crown.

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