I’ve had the opportunity to work under people who clearly explained to me what they expected of me. I’ve also worked for some who were completely nebulous and I had to grope on the dark to find out what they wanted. I’ve even worked under pne person who told me one thing and then expected another! In Deuteronomy 10: 12-13, the Bible clearly spells out what God expects of us:
1. To fear the LORD thy God,
2. To walk in all His ways,
3. To love Him,
4. To serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
5. To keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes
So, now you might be asking, what do you get in return? Well, once you ask Christ to forgive you of your sins, you automatically obtain everlasting life (John 5:24). Then if you obey God, then you will find wealth that the riches man could not buy!
Let’s just look at the benefits of the fear of the LORD. When you truely fear/ respect God at the level He deserves, this allows you:
A. Knowledge beyond the standards of this world (Proverbs 1:7)
B. Wisdom greater than the wisdom of this world (Proverbs 9:10)
C. Prolonged days to your life (Proverbs 10:27)
D. Strong Confidence in the LORD (Proverbs 14:26)
For me to go into more detail would fill this Blog Server! The benefits infinitely and eternally outweigh anythig this world can offer. Friend, if you are trusting Christ as your savior, and yet not walking in His ways, then let me encourage you to go to your savior and give your life entirely to Him!
Reader, if you have not trusted Jesus to be your savior, please, don’t do one more thing until you have gone to Him and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and to save you from an eternity in hell! God loves you! He would rather be your adoptive father, than to be your judge.