• Deuteronomy 15:1-17:20

As the “shalls” and “shall nots” ring clear through this reading, the undertone to the musical bell is this: love the Lord. When I love someone, abstaining from something that dishonors or annoys them is not oppressive, but an act of love. When I love someone, honoring them and giving them attention sings freely from the soul.

Loving God completely results in the same harmonies filling your life. Where melody of “shalls” meets the harmonies of “shall nots,” the symphony of following His commands fills the space and speaks of His glory.

Put away your shall and shall not checklists. Focus on loving God. The rest will come.

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