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Deuteronomy 6 Commentary

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Deuteronomy 6:1-3 meaning

Moses urges the Israelites to observe God’s precepts in order that they and their descendants might learn to fear the LORD their God all the days of their lives. To do so will bring them prolonged days.

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 meaning

The LORD requires an undivided love and loyalty from the Israelites, because He alone is their God.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 meaning

The Israelites are commanded to constantly reflect on God’s covenantal laws, to diligently teach them to their children, and to share them to the entire community.

Deuteronomy 6:10-15 meaning

Moses commands the Israelites to be diligent to continue an attitude of gratitude to the LORD for what He has done for them and for who He is to them. To not forget God’s commands when circumstances become comfortable. To not forget God when the need to depend on Him is not as apparent.

Deuteronomy 6:16-19 meaning

Moses commands Israel to trust and obey the LORD, and not put Him to the test.

Deuteronomy 6:20-25 meaning

Moses encourages the Israelites to study their redemptive testimony well in order to share it with boldness with their descendants in the future.