- Shema is the Hebrew word that means hear,listen,or obey.
- So after Moses tells the people of Israel “Shema (hear),” he then goes on to pen one of the most well know portions of Scripture.
Deut.6:4-6 Yahweh our Elohim, Yahweh is one. You shall love Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
- This passage has been one of the most important theological and doctrinal passages for believers since Christianity began.
- These are significant verses revealing who Yah is and how we as His people are to relate to Him.
- This passage tells us that we are to love Him with all our heart, soul and might and to keep the words that He commanded us on our heart.
- But thankfully, Yah didn’t just command that we love Him, He also revealed what it means to love Him with all of our heart, soul and might.
Deut.6:7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
- “Teach them (Yah’s words) diligently to your children.” That is one of the ways we love Yahweh with all our heart, soul and might.
- So, even though teaching children has its challenges as you routinely tell them to “Listen up (shema), please. Obey (shema), please,”
- We need to remember that Yah has called out to us saying, “Shema (listen up), Danny. Shema (obey), Danny. Shema (hear) O Danny that Yahweh is one…love Me with all your heart, soul and might by teaching my children diligently about Me and My commands.”
- So, I pray that every time we prepare to teach the kids Yah has entrusted to Yahshua’s Sabbath Tabernacle, and every time we teach our biological children, we would remember that the act of teaching them is in itself one of the ways we love Yahweh our Elohim with all our heart, soul and might.
- Shema (hear) from Yahweh every day by spending time in His Word.
- Read over the teaching and associated Bible passages multiple times before teaching a lesson.
- Talk about the lesson with others (v.7 – when you sit…when you walk…when you lie down…when you rise).
- As a parent, visit with the teachers for helpful follow-up on what your kids learned in Sabbath School.