Listen, Obey, Love
“Hear, Oh Israel. The Lord your God, the Lord is One.”
Or, “Listen, Israel – the Lord is your God, only the Lord alone.”
Or (this is Eugene Peterson’s version from the Message) “Attention, Israel! God our
God! God, the one and only!”
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your self or soul and
with all of your strength or power or (as my Bible works programs translated it)
‘muchness’ or abundance.