What a wonderful guide to life this passage in Deuteronomy 10 gives us, and how easy it all sounds: “fear the LORD your God…walk in all his ways,…love him, …serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, … observe the LORD’s commands...” Easy? Well, maybe all but the observing His commands and perhaps the “fear” thing.
I’m not always very successful at observing his commandments. Actually, I’m pretty pitiful at times, but I do try. As for fearing him, well, God, to me, has always been loving and forgiving, though I know I have to do my part. My greatest fear would be to be without Him, to be removed from Him, to be in a void where He is unreachable, unapproachable -- a true Hell.
Our God is, indeed, an Awesome God who demonstrates His love (not to mention, in my case, patience and amusement) for us day in and day out. He doesn’t ask for much either, other than for us to love Him and one another; to serve Him with all our hearts and all our souls. How plain, how simple, but sometimes how incredibly hard….