Part of my Sunday reading yesterday included this month’s Tabletalk, which is devoted to the theme of the great “Shema”, the introduction to the law found in Deut.6:4-5. Dr.Robert Godfrey tied in nicely to this theme with his article under the rubric “For the Church”. Showing how Psalm 81 (especially v.8b) points us to the same words as the “Shema”, he relates how Psalm 81 speaks to the church’s greatest need at the present hour, and indeed throughout church history: to listen to God. I appreciated this article much, and believe that Godfrey is correct in his estimation of the church’s need. If we ever stop listening to God through His Word, we are done as His church and people.
Here is a portion of the article. You will find all of it at the Ligonier link above.