RE Verse reading–Mark 12:28-34 (day one)
“Hear , O Israel, the Lord our God is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all of your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”  (vs 29)  It seems strange for Jesus to say that God is one.  Isn’t Jesus the proof that God is two?  Two persons, the Holy Spirit being three as we speak of Trinity?  Jesus means one in essential being, one in life, one in mind, nature and value.  A brief review of paganism (ancient and modern) will demonstrate the importance of this doctrine.  What if attention to “the sun god” had the possiblity of offending the “moon god”?  Endless cycle of jealousy if ultimate reality is many parts.  Jesus declared what the Jews knew.  There is ONLY ONE ultimate reality.  One person to be satisfied.  We do not (and should not) divide our attention. ONE God.  ALL of me.  Simple.  True.  Life-changing.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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