Bible: Deuteronomy 6:1-5

Exhortation to Keep the Covenant Principles

6:1 Now these are the commandments, 1  statutes, and ordinances that the Lord your God instructed me to teach you so that you may carry them out in the land where you are headed 2  6:2 and that you may so revere the Lord your God that you will keep all his statutes and commandments 3  that I am giving 4  you – you, your children, and your grandchildren – all your lives, to prolong your days. 6:3 Pay attention, Israel, and be careful to do this so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in number 5 as the Lord, God of your ancestors, 6  said to you, you will have a land flowing with milk and honey.

The Essence of the Covenant Principles

6:4 Listen, Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! 7  6:5 You must love 8  the Lord your God with your whole mind, 9  your whole being, 10  and all your strength. 11 

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