Deuteronomy 10:12 (NASB) “Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul… ”
It was many years ago when I was a camp counselor at a local state park. During orientation of the counselors, we were told to start the week off being very strict and straight forward. Then towards the middle of the week we could lighten up with the children. First, they needed to learn the rules and know that we meant business. The rules were in place for their safety as well as their enjoyment of the camp. That is how it is with God as He deals with us. He is straight forward. He lets us know from the start what is required of us as we walk with Him in our life. I love the verse for today from Deuteronomy. It seems so simple, and yet, we find it so hard to do. We seem to find excuses not to do it. Is it that hard to fear Him and to live per His will? To love and worship Him with all that we are?
Application:• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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