THE BASIC REQUIREMENT OF GOD FOR ISRAEL.
See Deut chapter 10:12,13 “AND NOW ISRAEL, THIS IS WHAT THE LORD REQUIRES OF YOU, IS TO…
“FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD, WALK IN ALL HIS WAYS.”
“LOVE HIM, SERVE HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND ALL OF YOUR SOUL.
KEEP ALL OF HIS COMMANDMENTS, KEEP HIS STATUTES THAT I HAVE COMMANDED YOU THIS DAY, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!”
Right from the time that God met Abraham and made a Covenant with him. God has been faithful to Israel.
He watched over them and delivered them from famine.
Kept them alive during their bondage in Egypt.
He brought them out with “great signs and wonders,”
He elected them as His own Nation at Sinai and gave them HIS Commandments to obey.
He fed them and gave them water to drink.
He protected, preserved them, so even their shoes did not wear out!
He was patient, forgiving, and compassionate, though they were disobedient, rebellious and would find fault with almost everything they could see.
Israel complained thirteen times on their way to Canaan!!
Here they are now at the border of the Promised Land.
And God again requires what they must do to enter the land.
Simply, “To fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and serve Him with all your heart.”
We see that God required them to love Him and from that love would spring fellowship, and a willing obedience.
“Obedience is the key-note of almost every chapter. It has been pointed out that the Word “do” occurs over fifty times in this book.
This is required of us today. Due to our privileges in Christ, we are more obligated to obey in a Spirit of love and godly fear.
Here what the Lord Himself says,
“HE THAT LOVES ME, WILL KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.”
“HE THAT LOVES ME, WILL KEEP MY WORDS.”John 14:21-23.
His Grace makes me want to obey !!
I obey my Precious Lord, because I love and appreciate all He has done for me,
He loved me when I wandered in darkness,
He loved me with a wonderful love.
He sought me and brought me with His Precious Blood.
He means more to me than anything this world can offer.
Do you really know Jesus as your Saviour, or are you just practising the ‘Rituals of Religion’ Do you still feel empty inside thinking to yourself ” There must be something more.”
There is more!
Christianity is a relationship that deepens as you walk and talk with Christ every day.
It’s obeying God in everything you do.
Then you read the WORD OF GOD wherein He promises to guide you every step of the way.
Here is a prayer you can pray.
“I feel empty on the inside, l’ve tried in vain a thousand ways to fill this empty void. Nothing in this world seems to satisfy this deep longing inside of my heart.
Now I turn to You, and ask You to save me from the penalty of sin and failure. Forgive me for not relying on You for everything I need to live in this world.
Thankyou for dying for me and shedding your precious blood.
I surrender all that I am to you and ask that you will live in my life right now.
Fill me with your Holy Spirit and grant me the power to fulfil my God given destiny. ”
NOW YOU ARE SAVED!
IF YOU FAIL HIM .. HE WILL REMAIN FAITHFUL TO YOU.