Important to Note
1) Verses 6-9 constitute a passage known as the Shema (from the Hebrew for "hear"). These verses lay out the basis of the covenant with God. To be God's people, they must recognize that the Lord alone is their God and they must turn from following other false gods or personal idols. They must love God with all that is within them.
2) Moses tells the people to keep the commandments in their hearts, recite them to their children, bind them on their hands, make them a emblem on their foreheads, and write them on their doorposts. In short, loving God and following the Lord's commandments are a way of life and should permeate every aspect of their lives.
Thoughts for Reflection
1) What idols (worldly things like money or entertainment) do we put before our love of God?
2) What would it look like for our love of God to be the defining part of our way of life?