“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the LORD your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul. And you must always obey the LORD’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good.”
Deuteronomy 10:12-13, NLT
Often we ask, What does God expect from me? Here Moses gives a summary that is simple in form and easy to remember. Here are the essentials:
- Fear God.
- Live in a way that pleases him.
- Love him.
- Serve him with all your heart and soul.
- Obey his commands.
How often we complicate faith with man made rules, regulations, and requirements.
I should evaluate myself often. Ask myself, “am I am frustrated and burned out from trying hard to please God”? All that I really need to do is concentrate on His simple requirements – the things that really matter and find peace. Respect, follow, love, serve, and obey. Apply the KISS (Keep It Super Simple) principle.