“Jesus answered, ‘The most important [commandment] is, Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your MIND and with all your strength.â€™” – Mark 12:29-30
As we strive to love God, all around us, every day, there is a constant battle for our minds. That is why we need to study the word of God, so we can know the mind of God and what He expects of us and how He wants us to live. You’re not going to learn that by reading the daily newspaper, listening to talk radio or vegging in front of the TV.
One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Isaiah 55:8 and 9. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” That’s a beautiful passage in the Word of God to describe why the word of God is so unique. Because everything we read here in this life tends to be contrary to what God’s Word is saying. We need to immerse ourselves in the word of God as a way of getting to know God, so that we can love God with our minds.