When we look for clues in literature, one of the things we look for is repetition. Nowhere is this more true than in God’s Word.
In the mandate found in Mark 12:28-31, Jesus frames His command with the ultimate declaration: “The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” You can almost hear Him emphasize that last word. “One” may be short, but its meaning is huge. Then in stating God’s mandate, Jesus repeats the word “all” four times.
I want to link together and show how important “One” and “All” are as the starting blocks in the Heart Mapping journey.
All and One are the language of desperation. All and One are irreducible. All and One are God’s currency in the transaction that is your life. Ultimately, they rule out a Plan B and set your heart on a fixed course that will define your life.
We will look at God’s Unlimited Fidelity—the limitless ways He pursues, pays for, and plans out your heart’s journey into wholeness and into His kingdom. We’ll look at the magnificent picture of the Threshing Floor and why John the Baptist called this harvest, sifting, and storing of your life ”good news.”
If this sounds heavy, it isn’t. It really comes down to seeing and fixing our gaze on two simple (yet powerful!) words, “All” and “One.”