If God is just a God to us, that lives somewhere up there, we will think if we don’t bother Him, He won’t bother us. Then our concept of God is wrong.
If we think we just show our respect, by doing yo-yo exercises before him , at regular times and regular intervals, and living like there is nothing wrong with our lives, then we have the wrong concept of God.
If God is just a God of love and He will just condone anything we do, again we have a wrong concept of God.
The bible says this about God. God is love, God is Merciful, and God is Just, which shows He has standards, shy would He need to be merciful, without standards.
The standard He has set, Exodus 34 Verse 6&7. We read, God is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth. Everybody likes that concept of God.
But the same verse says, “He will not leave the guilty unpunished”, guilty of breaking His standards.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man or woman, but its end is death. We can fool ourselves into many false standards but our thinking will not change God’s standards.
Deuteronomy 30 Verse 11-16. This command that I give you today!!!
Choose life – Love God – Walk with Him in His ways, Keep his standards(commands statute and ordinate) Not the world’s ways.
Live the life God created us to have, which is fellowship with Him. And His receive the blessings of being a part of his kingdom.
We cant have one foot in the World’s way, and one foot in God’s Kingdom Matt 6 Verse 24. Deuteronomy 10 Verse 12
What does the Lord your God require of you?
He requires that you fear the Lord, you God and live in a way that pleases Him. Love him and serve him with all of your heart and soul.
Christianity is not one of the worlds great religions, it is the relationship with the God that created you in its purest form.