Godís Requirement of Thee

TEXT:† Deut. 10:12-14

INTRODUCTION:

A.††††† GOD'S REQUIREMENTS OF ISRAEL STRAIGHTFORWARD.

B.††††† WE ARE GOD'S ISRAEL( Gal. 6:15-16 ).

C.††††† WHAT DOES GOD REQUIRE OF US?

I.††††† FEAR JEHOVAH.

A.††††† FEAR, yare', "to fear; morally, to revere"( Strong ).

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "to be afraid, stand in awe, fear"( Vine ).

††††††††† 1.†††††† Jacob's fear of Esau ( Gen. 32:11 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† Abraham's respect for God ( Gen. 22:12 ).

B.††††† REASON TO BE AFRAID.

††††††††† 1.†††††† God's power ( Gen. 1:1;† Matt. 10:28 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† God's promise ( 2 Thes. 1:7-9;† Heb. 10:31 ).

C.††††† WORTHY OF RESPECT ( Heb. 12:28-29 )

††††††††† 1.†††††† Creation ( Acts 17:24-29 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† Blessing ( Rom. 2:4 ).

II.†††† WALK IN ALL HIS WAYS.

A.††††† WALK - MANNER OF LIFE, DEMEANOR.

B.††††† IN CONTEXT, BE LIKE HIM ( Eph. 5:1 ).

††††††††† 1.†††††† Perfect ( Matt. 5:48, 43-48 ). Not to leave anything out.

††††††††† 2.†††††† Holy( 1 Pet. 1:15 ).

†††††††††††††††††† a.†††††† From sin† ( Eph. 5:6-11 ).

†††††††††††††††††† b.†††††† Unto obedience ( 1 Pet. 1:2;† Eph. 2:10;† Titus 2:14 ).

†††††††††††††††††† c.†††††† Unto sprinkling of the blood ( 1 Pet. 1:2 ).† Forgiveness.

††††††††† 3.†††††† Pure ( 1 John 3:3 ).

III.††† TO LOVE HIM AND SERVE HIM.

A.††††† CONSIDER GOD'S LOVING SERVICE TO US ( 1 John 4:9-10; Eph. 1:3 ).

B.††††† HOW MUCH SHOULD WE LOVE GOD? ( Matt. 22:31 ).

C.††††† REASONABLE SERVICE ( Rom. 12:1;† 1 Pet. 4:1-2, 19 ).

IV.†† KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF JEHOVAH.

A.††††† THE EXPRESSION OF ALL THE REST - OBEDIENCE.

B.††††† 1 Sam. 15:22.† NOTHING MAGIC IN THE ACTIONS.† GOD'S APPROVAL

††††††††† RESTED IN THE FACT THAT WHAT HE SAID WAS DONE!

C.††††† CLOSE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN FEAR & OBEDIENCE

††††††††† ( Ecc. 12:13-14;† 2 Thess. 1:7-9 ).

D.††††† WALKING IN HIS WAYS & OBEDIENCE ( 1 John 3-6 ).

E.††††† LOVE & OBEDIENCE ( 1 Pet. 4:19;† 1 John 5:1-3 ).

CONCLUSION:

WHAT DOES GOD REQUIRE OF US?