Summary: To show a change of heart can make us love GOD with all our heart, all our mind and all our being.
Do you have a change of heart?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show a change of heart can make us love GOD with all our heart, all our mind and all our being.
Deuteronomy 30:6 (Amplified Bible)
And the Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with all your being, that you may live.
A change of heart can make us love GOD with all our heart, all our mind and all our being.
Change of heart
A. Name means: derived from 2 Greek words:
deuteros - second
nomos - law
therefore, "Second Law"
B. Author: Moses, commonly accepted
C. Date written: 1407 - 1406 B.C.
D. Purpose: Repeating of the Law to the second generation of Israel
E. To whom written: Children of Israel
F. Main theme: Rehearsals of the Law
G. Keyword: Remember
H. Key verses:
Deuteronomy 6:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
NOW THIS is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,
That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Circumcision of the heart
"And the Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants,"
Deuteronomy 10:16 (Amplified Bible)
So circumcise the foreskin of your [minds and] hearts; be no longer stubborn and hardened.
Romans 2:29 (Amplified Bible)
But he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and [true] circumcision is of the heart, a spiritual and not a literal [matter]. His praise is not from men but from God.
Colossians 2:11 (Amplified Bible)
In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but in a [spiritual] circumcision [performed by] Christ by stripping off the body of the flesh (the whole corrupt, carnal nature with its passions and lusts).
It's a spiritual circumcision we're talking about not a physical one but it has similarity involves the removing of the calous heart of flesh until all that remains is the Spirit of GOD within us, that cries Abba Father.
Galatians 4:6 (Amplified Bible)
And because you [really] are [His] sons, God has sent the [Holy] Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba (Father)! Father!
B. Love the LORD GOD
"to love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with all your being, that you may live."
1. With all mind
2. With all heart
3. With all my being
Real living is loving the Creator, loving your Maker. Greatest tragedy worst than death is that in your own initiative, you never realized to thank your Maker by loving Him back.