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What God Requires

What God Requires

09 March 2009

Scripture:

12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires you to fear him, to live according to his will, to love and worship him with all your heart and soul, 13 and to obey the Lord’s commands and laws that I am giving you today for your own good.” (Deuteronomy 10:12-13 NLT)

Observation and Application:

Keeping it simple: Moses summed up all the laws, commandments, teachings, and guidelines for the people as they were getting ready to enter the land.

What God Requires Of You...
• Love him and reverence him.
• Worship and serve him with all your heart and soul.
• Live according to his will.
• Obey the commandments he gives you.
...Living like this will result in a good life!

Micah said it this way many years later: “The Lord has already told you what is good, and this is what he requires: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8 NLT)

Here’s how Jesus summed it up: “Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

Prayer:

Father, I am once again reminded that it ain’t rocket science. I will keep it simple and live what I believe. I will honor you, respect others, and follow the path you set for me. I want my life to please you and to count for eternity. Amen.

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