One

Coming to you today from Five Minute Friday…

Coffee in hand, I explored my email. I’m searching for a special one, which has not arrived. I find Five Minute Friday instead, and my head registers—it’s Friday already!

“The word this week is ONE,” I said to my husband. He immediately said:

                  “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”

Deut. 6:4.

I marvel at people who have such memories. If only I had the ability to memorize quickly, but learning and keeping has always been a struggle for me. Maybe I should learn word association.

But not only does God tell the people of Israel in the Old Testament, he repeats it in Mark 12:29. One of the teachers asked him of all the commandments, which is the most important?

 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”

It may take me several times to memorize a verse, and then re-memorize it. But believing there is One True God, the basis of the verse will always stick with me.

He has proven himself to me, though he doesn’t have to.

Put your faith in the One True God and fears of this world will slip away.

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6 thoughts on “One

  1. Joanne Viola

    How wonderful your husband can bring Scriptures to both of your minds! Grateful for being reminded of the One this week. May you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  2. Jeannie Prinsen

    That’s such a great verse, Diane – and perfect for this prompt. I’m glad you put in into the context of the passage from Mark 12, because I had completely forgotten that Jesus quotes verse 4 as well as verse 5 of Deut. 6 when he answers the question about the greatest commandment. Loving God with heart-soul-mind-strength requires confessing that He is the One True God.

    Jeannie (#40 in this week’s linkup)

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