Kingdom People Network Devotional
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
Friends, the greatest desire of the Lord is not to bring judgement upon man, neither is it the pleasure of God to lay the burden of condemnation on man.
The utmost desire of God is and would always be to be in RELATIONSHIP with man. That was the essence of creation. God wanted to be in love. The angels couldn’t fulfil that desire, nothing could bring Him pleasure but man.
The Psalmist therefore wondered in amazement, “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” Ps. 8:4.
Let me rephrase this. “What is man that you’ve committed your life to think about him and who is the son of man that you always desire to visit him?
But blessed be God who has made us worthy to bring Him pleasure. The angels cannot, the works of His hands are not sufficient to fulfilling this desire. God chose man and puts Himself in man, so that as He seeks man, man can also seek Him in return.
On this wise, God requires from us;
To fear Him. Fear here means to HONOUR Him with all our life. Fear here is not negatively. It means honour born out of deep respect for the higher being.
To walk in His way. God expects us to walk in accordance to His principles and precepts. He is the ancient One and He knows more than we do. So as to save us from destroying ourselves, He desires we follow after His leading.
To Love Him. God so much love us that He wilfully and freely gave us all He had. And so promises to give much more if only we can show Him love in return. Rom. 8:32.
Imagine the Holy Ghost as the TOKEN of our inheritance, then what will the real inheritance be? Love the Lord. Love is the requirement of sustained relationship.
Serve the Lord. Worship the Lord with all your heart and all your soul. Our relationship with God is sustained more by worship to the Lord. God desires that we worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. So, He requires us to serve(worship) Him with all our Heart and all our soul. This means worship God until everything about you becomes worship.
God bless your heart. God keep you and preserve till the end. Desire a lasting relationship with God. GOD LOVES YOU.
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