1 Samuel 12:24 says” Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.
- how does one serve the Lord with all their heart?
When I read this scripture which Samuel is speaking about, several things jump out to me. One fear only the Lord and serve Him with my all my heart, not just half a heart but my whole heart.
Samuel then goes on to say for us to remember all the great things He has done for us. Now we have the ingredients of what Samuel is saying to us. If you are like me we are forever going over and over in our minds on how does one really serve the Lord?
It has to be more than just reading our bibles and praying, right? Of course it is. The only way any of us can ever serve the Lord is through obedience. If we are not obedient then we might as well forget it our lives are meaningless. Obedience is the only pleasing way to serve the Lord and God will not accept anything less from us.
But far to often instead of us being obedient we would offer God a sacrifice as if this is pleasing to the Lord. God is not interested in what we sacrifice matter of fact He looks bad upon it. He says that our sacrifices are nothing but lavish religious production and that they are empty rituals just for show?
Be obedient to the LORD and the only way you and I are going to know how to be obedient is by reading His word to see what He says about everything we do on a daily. It is never easy being obedient we will struggle with it but if we are to be the children of God we must be obedient no matter what it cost us.
Lord help us to be obedient help us in our unbelief, help us when it gets tough to remain obedient. In Jesus name I pray. AMEN