Once while Jesus was being tested by an expert of the law, he was asked what the greatest command was. Basically, Jesus said that if you were to boil it down to one command, it would be to love the Lord your God with your whole being. Now Jesus was not just paraphrasing His Father’s Word, He was quoting a Scripture that was written 1400 years before He was born, Deuteronomy 6:5 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. There is a grand purpose to our lives and Jesus says it is to Love the Lord with your whole being. Any other purpose in life cannot fulfill, in fact, Ecclesiastes tells us that everything else in life is meaningless.
God wants the total surrender of our hearts, in fact, the next verse says, “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.” And not only does he want your heart, but He wants your children’s hearts as well, because the next verse, verse seven, gives us a command. Deuteronomy 6:7 says, “Impress them upon you’re your children.” Your first job as a parent is to impress God’s commands upon your children’s hearts. So, if you haven’t figured it out yet, God gave you children so that you could introduce them to Him and live your life helping them get to know Him better.
I pray that all of us, especially that all of us parents are living to make Him known.