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It's based on Deuteronomy 6:4-12:
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.I recently picked up Relient K's Forget and Not Slow Down.
10 When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, 11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, 12 be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
I really like some of the songs on here, and for some reason was really excited about the prospect of telling people this is my favorite Relient K album. I don't like all of the songs though, and so I don't think I could say that with any honesty, much to my dismay. I'm not sure why, but there was this great desire in me to have one thing to hold on to that I could summarize as my favorite Relient K experience. As if I planned on going around all day telling people, "if you want to experience Relient K, this album is enough."
Why are we like that (or is it just me)? Why do we just want "one thing?"
In this sermon, Joseph talks about how we tend to make things our God, praying to God for that next job, spouse, house, healing, etc. We essentially use God to get those things, which is probably what our real god is. Those may be our "one thing."
Read the verse above though -- doesn't that essentially say what Jesus did in Matthew 6:33? - "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." God said love me and I will bring you into the promised land. If we make God our "one thing," we will be taken care of and get the desires of our hearts.
Joseph said in this sermon that loving God with everything doesn't mean that nothing else gets loved, but just that nothing else gets loved the same way God does. That's a good way to put it, and takes away some of the fear in loving God with all your heart, soul and mind...giving Him your all.
As I re-read this, I feel like I'm trying to connect incohesive thoughts, so please forgive me if this doesn't make sense. You should probably just listen to the sermon and take what you want from it.