I was reading Deuteronomy 10:12 earlier, it was titled ‘A Call to Obedience’
~ “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the LORD your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul.
My study bible read…it is indeed possible to read scripture, pray, attend church and partake of the Lord’s Supper without a heartfelt devotion to God himself.
Hmmm…wow! This made me stop and think of myself. Am I going thru the motions but not truly fearing God in my heart. Is my worship sincere? What is my life saying to God. Is He getting the glory out of my life? Am I saying I love God and quoting his Word…but still doing what those in the world do. Is there evidence of God in all parts of my life or just the parts I choose to share with Him. Am I only being half-obedient?
As I am thinking this…Lot’s wife comes to me. If my heart is not genuine and sincere to the things of God, if I am not serving Him and loving Him with my heart, my mind and my soul… I will be like Lot’s wife and allow parts of me to still be curious about the things of the world, I will still want to do things they do, I will still be concerned with the world and LOOK BACK.
Don’t compromise with God…if He requires something of you…if He has told you to put something down and no longer do it…fear Him enough to be obedient and please Him, love Him and serve Him.