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Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Scripture is God-breathed and true. When we memorize it, we carry His Word with us wherever we go. 

As we read Deuteronomy together, we will memorize a portion of Moses’s instructions to the nation of Israel. This passage, known as the Shema, instructs the Israelites to hear and obey the Word of the Lord. The name is taken from the first word of verse 4. In Hebrew, shema means to hear or listen. 

This week, we will begin memorizing Deuteronomy 6:4–9 by learning the first two verses. To help you memorize these verses, write down the passage and underline the two action verbs. Emphasize each one as you say the passage out loud

4 Listen, Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 
—Deuteronomy 6:4-5

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  1. Alyssa Lamascus says:

    I just ordered a wall plaque with the Shema on it. As I’m studying Deuteronomy, I don’t want to just memorize this verse for now. I want it etched into my heart to treasure forever & the physical reminder just makes it even better.

  2. Kimberly Argueta says:

    Love the Lord with all your mind and your strength

  3. Jessica Haynes says:

    I feel a little silly, I never thought of saving and placing scripture as my Lock Screen to help memorize verses of the Bible! What a great idea. Love this little bible study and podcast! ❤️

  4. Alexandra Dent says:


  5. Katie Jorgensen says:

    I love the Lord our God

  6. Kelly says:

    Adrienne – thanks. Will continue to pray for her recovery.

  7. Adrienne says:

    I’m late to the game today (but I’m often late most places… amazing that hubby and I celebrated 30 years of marriage this year… his philosophy is “If you’re on time, you’re late!) Can I just say that I love this community? I love you all, even though I don’t know you. (Reminds me of 1 Peter 1:8.) We carry each other’s requests to Him, and I’m so glad we do! (Thank you for the prayers, relating to Jon’s surgery. Today he said his incision still hurts, but he is able to move around… praise Him!) KELLY… from the grapevine… Brittany is doing much better, but I really don’t know what that means. I’ve reached out and haven’t gotten a response, so asked one of my preschool “alumni” parents, and that is what she said.

  8. Jane K says:

    Victoria, the ultrasound was good! The baby is doing well. She didn’t get to see her doctor so she wasn’t able to get all the answers she wants yet. Thank you for your prayers.

  9. Victoria E says:

    Happy Sunday sisters! I echo Sundayschoolteacher’s beautiful prayer this morning. Lord show me how to love You more !!

  10. Victoria E says:

    Thank you Jane K! I have been praying for your daughter as well, how was the ultrasound?

  11. Mandy Ferrugia says:

    Good morning, sisters! Praying for everyone in the path of hurricane Ida today.

  12. Dorothy says:

    Yes there is One and Only One God. I will worship Him, Christ and the Holy Spirit. Let the Holy Spirit fill me. I will pass it on.
    Be blessed and rejoice my sisters in Christ and the Holy Spirit and pass it on.

  13. Mari V says:

    Good morning Krysta ☀️

  14. Mari V says:

    And I echo Sundayschoolteacher’s prayer.

  15. Chris Swan says:

    Praying for family and friends in Louisiana

  16. Audrey Kennedy says:

    Simple obedience: listen and love.

  17. Jenna says:

    There are so many things that I love about this passage! It reminds me of how we were talking about the importance of remembering earlier in the week. The Shema is a declaration of faith that the Jewish people would recite in the morning and at night. It reorients our hearts back to the truth of who God is and how we are to rightly respond to Him.

    It also made me think about how Jesus calls this the greatest commandment in Matthew 22:37-38. The two action verbs that we underlined “hear” and “love” are so interconnected. The phrase “Hear, O Israel” implies that you will not only listen but also obey. In John 14:15, Jesus says “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” Hearing God moves us to love Him and out of that love we respond in obedience. It all comes full circle.

  18. Sharon, Jersey Girl says:

    A blessed Sunday to you all – praying today for all those in the path of the hurricane!

  19. Tifany Grenier says:

    Amen! Be active in our relationship with our Lord and Savior!

  20. Krysta Orona says:

    Good morning! ❤️

  21. Sundayschoolteacher says:

    May I crave your words more than the world’s words. May I stay in your word each day. Thank you Lord for providing for my every need. Praying for those in the path of Hurricane Ida for safety and for those having to stay behind. Our world is chaotic and noisy but you Lord offer strength, security and peace for Jesus has overcome the world. May I focus on your strength and goodness today. Help me to love you with all my heart, soul, strength and mind and love my neighbor as myself. Help me not to put anything in front of you Lord. Happy Sunday Sisters!

  22. Kelly says:

    Holy Spirit help me to truly love you with all that I am.

    Woild still like to hear updates for prayer requests (yesterday’s post). Thank you to those who did update…will continue to pray

  23. SarahJoy says:

    Amen! These are such powerful words.
    Sometimes I know a verse or a section of verses, but I cannot remember the “address.” These verses stood out to me when they came up this summer. I want to work on memorizing more than I have in my adult life and work on it with my kids.