Focus: God gives us new hearts.
Function: How will you respond to God’s call on your life?
This is a great conclusion to the foundational story that points to Jesus and our eternal hope. Today, the people wait for entrance into the promised land. They have not reached their resting place yet, but they still have God’s presence with them. God teaches them the great “Shema” and gives them final blessing promises-choose life. Jesus offers himself as the way the truth and the life, and brings God’s blessing and presence for His people.
Read Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Last week we answered the question: What will I do differently this week because of this reading?
How did this go?
Describe the setting of the story. Consider things like: time of day, who was there, sights, sounds, smells,...
What is the general feeling of this story? Why?
What sticks out to you from this reading?
What does this reading teach me about God and Man?
How does this reading comfort or convict me?
How does this reading fit into the bigger story of the Bible?
What part of my life does this reading most stir up? Consider your relationships, view of God, fears, thinking, spiritual state,...
What will I do differently this week because of this reading?