Devotion for the Fifth Day of Christmas

Nativity_jamesgroupDeuteronomy 6:4-5 (NASB)
4 “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.


On day five of Christmas, we are reminded of the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch or the Torah. These five books—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy—written by Moses, tell the story of God’s creation of the universe as well as the creation of the nation of Israel, the people of God. These books describe the love God has for His people and the miracles He did on their behalf; they also describe God’s commandments for His people and the many times God punished His people for straying from His ways and the many times He gave them another chance.
Thank You, Lord, for the Torah, where we learn of Your creation and of Your love for Your people. Thank You that even though no one can live up to Your commandments, You are merciful and forgiving. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.


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