“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, Deut. 10:12 ESV.
When God selected Israel as the nation he would work with to fulfill his promises to mankind, it came with conditions. As long as the nation served their heavenly King, the people where blessed and protected. However, whenever the nation forgot their Lord, they were discipline by the people around them.
God is no respecter of persons. How much more though does he expect from you and me since we have Biblical history and new covenant knowledge of His work written for our benefit. It is no surprise that He required the people to recognize His preeminence in return for benefiting from His faithfulness. Today we have even more of His promises waiting to be fulfilled.
Why would a God command his creation to love him? Is He on an ego trip? Does he feed off the power to control us? Or could it be possible he knows what is best for us?
Could it be that we are wired to have the Triune God the central core our being? Could it be that when the Triune God is the central core of our life, we begin to recognize reality as it can be? Ever notice, when you and I are committed into a deep relationship with the Triune God we experience the fullest potential of what it means to be human? Maybe all his ways are for our benefit and not his?
In every relationship trust is the bridge that brings people together. How does one build trust with the Triune God? Isn’t it when we follow his ways? Isn’t it in our darkest moments when we need a miracle that God reveals himself through the favorite circumstances that seem to work out without any manipulation on our part? Over time don’t we receive answer prayers, favorite blessings, and joys impossible to measure? Where do they all come from?
Yes, God knows we were created to have a meaningful relationship with Him. It takes a while for us to realize the same. But when one does, look out! Your world will never be the same.
Rooting For You in Christ!
Executive Director & Founder
Marketplace Bible Institute
& Resource Center, Inc
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