Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this:'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.
So far I have read 62.2 percent of the Bible and after reading my tonight I will be up to Jeremiah 48. There are so many parts of the Bible that I do not understand but I am praying that God will show me understanding. Last night I read Jeremiah 29 which within that chapter is my favorite verse Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." But I also love the next two verses that follow, Jeremiah 29:12-13 "Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." These three verses show that God does have plans for us and that we need to call upon Him. Although, in verse 13 it states that we will not know Him until we seek Him with all of our heart. Not just a part, or a little bit but all of our heart. I hear many people who are believers but do not truly know God. They do not have a relationship with Him because they do not take time each day to pray or to read the Bible. The Bible is here for us to know God more. I admit there are days where I do not give God my full attention. I pray for conviction in this area. Over the years my walk with Him has gotten stronger and stronger and I thank Him every day for my salvation. Since I have started this reading my connection with Him has become even stronger. I am beginning to see the many things He has done for those of Israel and Judah, and how that He does it because He loves them. Kind of makes one think why we do certain things for our children. Because we love them, as He loves us.