What Does God Want – The Moses Mandate Part IV

The natural follow up to the question prompting our study is, what does God want from me? In this chapter we will explore what I have titled The Five Point Star. In Deuteronomy 10:12 we read; “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul.”

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 The Fear of the Lord

The fear of the Lord speaks about reverential respect of the Lord, for certainly He is worthy of our honor and respect, demonstrated in a number of ways, to include living a life of…

  •  Wisdom (Job 28:28, Pr 9:10) – The bible states that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Wisdom is defined as the ability to know what is right, understanding the principles of the word of God and applying truth to a given situation. Wisdom is definitely needed in life, and if we are to do what God wants, we will require wisdom from above, which is freely available to those who ask. (James 1:5). As alluded to above, we also need…
  •  Knowledge (Pr. 1:7) – and it takes knowledge of God to walk in wisdom and life according to the ways of the Lord. What is most needed in terms of knowledge are the principles of God’s word, as found in a clear reading and understanding of scripture. Along with knowledge, we also need a life of…
  •  Worship (2 Ki. 17:36, Ps 89:7, 114:7) – God is creator, sustainer, Father, Savior, King of our lives, and worthy of praise and adoration. More than singing, our life of service should reflect our worship of the Lord.
  •  Awe (Ps 33:8) is a part of worship, where we recognize truly how awesome God is in His attributes, His glory, His splendor and wonderful grace. Living in awe of God, as we worship Him leads us to the recognition of our…
  •  Duty to serve Him while serving others and leads to…

 Blessings, such as:

  • The ability to avoid sin (Ex 20:20)
  • Long life (De. 6:2, 24)
  • Direction and peace (Ps. 25:12)
  • An inheritance (Ps 25:13)
  • Covenant (Ps 25:14)
  • Deliverance and preservation (Ps 33:19)
  • Mercy (Ps 103:13)
  • Fulfillment (Ps. 145: 19
  • Health (Pr. 3:8)
  • Confidence and shelter (Pr. 14:26)
  • Being remembered by God (Mal. 3:16)
  • Receiving a generational blessing (Lu. 1:50)

 In the next article, I will go into a bit more depth on the importance of Moses Mandate.

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