For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God.
I hope no one ever feels overwhelmed from reading Bible verses. It sounds like a tall order and impossible task to turn from godless living, sinful pleasure and to have wisdom and righteousness and devotion to God. Usually, the harder I try, the faster I fail. Thankfully, when we do the last thing on this list, the other things on the list falls into place. If I choose to live a life devoted to God, it will affect all of my other choices too.
God simplifies his will for us all the time...
Micah 6:8 This is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Try walking humbly with God first, and then see doing what is right and loving mercy become part of life!
And Jesus simplified all the Commands into just 2...
Matthew 22:37-40 You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.
Following Jesus by obeying God isn’t as impossible as it sounds. Believers simply allow our love and thankfulness to him be what fills our hearts the most, then HE seeps out of us and affects how we live. It’s brilliant really, because trying to just be “good” is impossible. But remembering what Jesus has done for me and how much he loves me is something I can do!
What you say flows from what is in your heart. (Luke 6:45)
I love you and thank you for sending your Son so that I can have a relationship with you and have your Holy Spirit with me all the time teaching me and reminding me everything Jesus ever said or did. Thank you that loving you, trusting you, and thanking you allows you to seep out of me. I love you and trust you and thank you in Jesus’ name, amen.