What Jesus Did! 'Love the Lord' — Mark 12:29-30

Friday, September 6, 2024

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Jesus replied, "The most important commandment is this: 'Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.'"

— Mark 12:29-30 NLT

Key Thought

The essence of our response of faith is pretty straightforward. Love God. It can be said in a number of different ways: Love God above all things. Love God with all you are. Love God for as long as you have life. Essentially, however, the bottom line of the command is still the same: Love God.

Today's Prayer

O Father, may my every word, my every action, my every thought and my every emotion be brought under your influence and offered to your glory. While I know such surrender will always be a life-long battle, this is what I want to do, and I ask for the Spirit's strength and guidance to do it. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Exodus 20:2-6
  • Romans 12:1-2
  • Psalm 31:23


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Illustration of Mark 12:29-30 NLT —  And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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