Apostolic Church of Des Arc

The First and Great Commandment

Jesus said that the first and great commandment is Deuteronomy 6:4-5, which says: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” The fact that there is only one God is the most basic foundational principle in the Bible. Acknowledging him and truly keeping this commandment leads to keeping all the others.

Scripture References

Primary Text: Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Matthew 22:37-38, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 43:10-11, Isaiah 44:6, Isaiah 44:8, Isaiah 45:5-6, Psalms 86:10, Deuteronomy 32:12, Exodus 18:10-11, 2 Kings 5:15-19, Romans 1:20-23, Deuteronomy 11:1, 1 John 5:3, Exodus 20:15-16