1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Deuteronomy 6:5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Old testament was written in Hebrew and the Hebrew meaning of heart included the mind.
Deuteronomy 10:12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
Jesus affirms it saying it the same way.
Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
Mark 12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, withall your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.
Luke 10:27 So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your Godwith all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
Notice the plan God provides for us in Deuteronomy 6
“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."
Let's t do this and see what happens!
Out of sight out of mind.
If we do not give the great commandment of God great attention then whatever our attention is on may be idolatry. Are we living by fear or faith?
In this famous scene of the movie "Rocky," Rocky is fighting not only against another man, but his own exhaustion and suffering. With similar perseverance we ought to seek God.
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