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Day 57: My Top 10 – No. 10

Posted by undergroundchurch on June 30, 2011

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Top ten Scriptures for me. Number 10.

Deuteronomy 6:4– Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.

This Scripture is affectionately known as the shema. It is the passage that was written and placed in phylacteries on a Hebrew’s forehead or on the doorposts of the house.  It is the one Scripture that reminded them that God was one.

What is interesting is that even in this verse, the pluralistic-singularity of God is displayed.

The proper name for the Lord is used twice in this passage, which is singular. However, the name for “God” in the verse is the plural elohim, which literally means “Gods”.

The verse could just as easily read, “Hear O Israel, the Lord your Gods is one Lord”.

Later we find out just what he means when the God of heaven sent his one and only who was both very God and very man. This Jesus proclaimed that he and the Father were one (John 10:30), and yet, they were not (Matthew 7:21). God is one, yet plural, yet one.

I love it when a Scripture comes together.


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