Deuteronomy 10:12-13 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, (13) To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?
It is always a good thing to know what is required, or expected of you. When your boss gives you a project at work, it is helpful to know what he desires the finished product to be. As children, you would go and clean your room to the level that you thought was "good enough," only to have your patents come into the room and point out places that were not "up to code."
The same is with us today as born again Christians. Our old nature tempts us to live a Christian life that is "good enough" by the world's standards. But God wants to make sure we live a life that is "up to HIS code."
How can we do that? I believe the answer can be found here in our text as Moses is giving instruction to the next generation of Israel that is getting ready to cross the Jordan. Moses instructs them on what God would require of them:
- A Person to Fear - "...to fear the LORD thy God..."
- A Path To Follow - "...to walk in all his ways..."
- A Priority in Fellowship - "...to love him..."
- A Plan to Fulfill - "...to serve the LORD thy God...to keep the commandments...and his statutes..."
What a great plan for all of us to follow today as we strive to live a victorious Christian life!