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Thursday, May 5, 2011

To Serve or Not to Serve

Blessings for those who serve and not so blessed for those who fail to serve their God!

Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Deuteronomy 10:12 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!

Deuteronomy 11:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. 15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.

Deuteronomy 13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

While I seek for my truth under the New Covenant we can learn much from the Old Covenant because many of the truths therein are carried over into the New. The loving and serving GOD with everything that is within us hasn't changed at all. All of your innate capacity is to be used in the context of serving and loving GOD. To love and serve is mandated for you as a born again one and any departure from that is not allowed.

Matthew 4:10 "Get out of here, Satan," Jesus told him. "For the Scriptures say, 'You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.”

If you think about it, what was happening was Satan was trying to get Jesus to change his relationship with the Father. The same thing is occurring to we who are in the family of GOD for Satan is trying to interfere with your loving GOD and serving GOD.

Due to culture people express their love for the departed in different ways. Some will put flowers on the grave while others will put food on it, but we show our love for GOD by our obedience.

(John 14;15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.) and we serve HIM by our ministry to others (Matt.25:40 And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'). Phil. 2:13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

 Eccl.9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

Sounds like a do it now proposition. The conclusion of the whole matter is we are to love and serve GOD with all of our strength and our ability for the LORD GOD proveth you.

Matt 25:23 "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; (to love and serve) I will put you in charge of many things.

Come and share your master's happiness! When someone asks you what are you doing? Be pleased to say; I am a loving and a serving follower of the LORD.

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