Daily Devotional for Sunday October 01, 2017


Matthew 22:37-38 (NASB) And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment.


“Put your back into it?” While trying to help move a rather large crate at work, three of us began to slowly push it along. Then the foreman yelled out, “Put your back into it!” He wanted us to give all that we had to move the crate to where it needed to be. Today’s verse speaks of the great and foremost commandment of God – to love Him with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our mind. When the three of us began to give it all we had, the crate moved easier, and we got to where we needed to be faster than we thought. Have we ever put our backs into today’s verse – to really give God all?  Do we keep something back for ourselves? If we put all we have into loving God, we may just find a peace that the world will never know without Him. It’s worth a try don’t you think? It is a commandment of God.  


Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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