Today’s Verse, Deuteronomy 6:4
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Reflections on Today’s Verse
Christian theologian and pastor Cornelius Van Til said, “All men know not merely that a god exists, but they know that God, the true God, the only God, exists.”
Indeed, the entire religious world goes along just fine until Christians show up and declare that there is only One God and One Savior: Jesus Christ! Only God can make himself really God to us. People can provide support, but only God can redeem. The real God is too big to fit into our weekend margin.
Let’s be practical with the truth that there is only one God. Our God is the only God who answers prayer. He is all sovereign, but we do not have because we do not ask. Pray! And He will not disappoint. Not only are your hairs numbered, also your trials, tears and days. Only God’s love for you is immeasurable. Trust boldly!
Only God brings revival, but we can prep for it with heavy repentance, craving the word, fervent prayer — a.k.a, the normal Christian life. We can’t orchestrate true revival. Only God can. But we sure can be prepared for it!
These are just two faith lessons that come from knowing the one true God. Who are you trusting today?
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Father, thank you that this great verse is a reminder of the “Shema” – that you are the only God. There aren’t multiple gods. You are the only one. Everything else is just an idol of man’s heart. Father, break my idols today for your glory. Help me to be satisfied in you and you alone. In Jesus’ name. Amen.