Day 7

Weekly Truth

from the reading plan

Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Scripture is God-breathed and true. When we memorize it, we carry His Word with us wherever we go.

As we read Deuteronomy together, we will memorize a portion of Moses’s instructions to the nation of Israel. This passage, known as the Shema, instructs the Israelites to hear and obey the Word of the Lord. The name is taken from the first word of verse 4. In Hebrew, shema means to hear or listen.

This week, we will begin memorizing Deuteronomy 6:4–9 by learning the first two verses. To help you memorize these verses, write down the passage and underline the two action verbs. Emphasize each one as you say the passage out loud

4 Listen, Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
—Deuteronomy 6:4-5

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