One way we can learn about the Lord our God is through His Word. How do these passages from the Word direct our thoughts on our relationship with the Lord? What do they tell us about how we can look to Him in our lives?
- The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might (Deuteronomy 6:4,5).
- The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth (Psalm 145:8).
- If you love Me, keep My commandments (John 14:15).
- The Lord is present with every person, urging and pressing to be received…. [A person receives Him] when He acknowledges Him as his God, Creator, Redeemer and Savior (True Christian Religion 766).
- The prime thing of love to God and the neighbor is not to do evil, and the second is to do good (True Christian Religion 329).
- The Lord starts to reign in a person when he not only believes that everything good and everything true comes from Him but also loves it to be so (Arcana Coelestia 8865).
Learn more about the Lord our God
- “I Am the Lord Your God” by Peter M. Buss, Jr.
The first commandment calls us to commit ourselves to the Lord—to let Him reign in our lives. It is important to learn about the Lord so that we can understand how He cares for us and how we can cooperate with Him.
- “One Lord” by Philip B. Schnarr
Our idea of God shapes our world view and guides our choices in life.
- “Lord God Jesus Christ” by Grant Schnarr
Every aspect of our eternal life revolves around our understanding and our relationship with our Maker.
Projects and activities for all ages
- The Lord Loves Everyone Collage (ages 4-14)
Use pictures found online or in magazines to make a collage of people to represent the concept that the Lord loves everyone.
- Looking to the Lord (ages 2-9)
Cut out and assemble this project to show everyone in the family looking to the Lord.
- Names of the Lord Help Us Picture Him (ages 7-10)
Choose one of the Lord’s names—Father, Shepherd, Creator, Teacher, King, or Healer—and then make a picture to illustrate it.
- Make a Book about the Lord (ages 4-10)
Children illustrate the text about the Lord and what He does for us.
- Reflecting on the Lord’s Qualities
As you read a story from the Word, reflect on the qualities of the Lord that are highlighted in that story. What did you learn that helps you appreciate the Lord's caring devotion to each and every person?
- This is Our God (ages 4 and up)
How do you think of the Lord? Draw a picture of the Lord within this beautiful border.
- Honoring the Lord’s Presence Spiritual Task by David Roth
The Lord comes near to us to the extent that we know and acknowledge Him.
We look to the Lord by learning about Him, believing in Him, and then obeying His commandments. For believing in the Lord and loving Him, requires living from Him. And we can only live from the Lord when we live according to His Word and practice the spiritual principles He has given us.
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