“Jesus said to him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22 v 37)
In our daily lives, people are constantly being challenged to conform to new working practices, charters and legislations designed to change our behaviour and belief. Despite laws made by Man, we need to be reminded, that another law has been in existence for thousands of years (and of greater significance), is hardly mentioned in today’s society throughout the world. To be truthful, for the most part it has been forgotten, yet if we had adhered to this law, most other man-made laws would have been unnecessary.
God teaches us to keep his commandment, statutes and judgements. Thus encouraging believers to listen, keep and to do them. It is not enough, just to both hear and have the knowledge of the law (in other words to know what they are and what they mean). Every person hast to do them, in order to reap its full benefits. God in return will love you, bless you, protect you and increase you. God will also bless the fruit of your womb, and the fruit of your land, your grain and your new wine, and your oil. God will increase your cattle and the offspring of your flock (Deuteronomy 7 v 11-15).
How you hear is as important as what you hear. If you were to give a message to a room full of people, you would be amazed at the different interpretations they would give to that message. Why is this so? It’s because people hear differently, and that’s often the difference between success and failure. Therefore ‘pay attention to how you hear’ and not ‘what you hear.’ To hear the word of God is to ‘hear to do’ (Luke 8 v 18). You have to put the word of God you are hearing to work!
It is clear that God seeks obedience from all of us, before he rewards us with unlimited blessings. On the other hand, failure to observe God’s law is contributing to why the world (in which we live today) is in its present condition. Struggling and dealing with so much turmoil, hatred, suffering, pain, confusion, and wickedness. The structures and fabric are crumbling at an alarming rate within our society, jobs, families and personal lives because we do not practise the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 5 v 7-21).
Our heavenly father is looking down on the earth into every home. The unseen guest at every meal and the silent listener to every conversation.