“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:

  1. Fear God.
  2. Live in a way that pleases him.
  3. Love him.
  4. Serve him with all your heart and soul.
  5. Obey his commands.

How often we complicate faith with man made rules, regulations, and requirements.

Respect, Follow, Love, Serve & Obey

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.

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