Parashat Ekev, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25, "Love God"

by Jerry Beal

July 31, 2021

Deuteronomy 10:12-13, where Moses is telling Israel what God requires of them: Fear God; Walk in all His ways; Live God; Serve God; Obey all His commandments. The thrust is that to “love God” is the glue that hold the five requirements together, just as the first commandment of the Decalogue-you shall have no other Gods before Me-is the key to keeping all the other commandments. If you don’t get the first commandment right, and the requirement in Deut. 10:12 to love God, you have no hope of fulfilling any of the other commandments and requirements.
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