"And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul. And you must always obey the Lord's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good."
No, O People, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Lord, as someone entrusted with the sacred duty of discipling others, help me to remember not to complicate your requirements for us. You always keep it simple so that even a child can understand.
In fact, the entire gospel can be summed up in three words: Come to me!
We humans are the ones who tend to complicate everything, especially when it comes to "religion". You hate religion and are repulsed by it. You are all about relationship.
Please help me to live by your requirements and not man-made rules and traditions. Help me to remember to keep things simple because that is what you do. You K.I.S.S. us everyday! I love you, Lord! In Jesus' name, amen. <3
But Jesus told him, "No! The Scriptures say, 'People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.' "
Trust in the LORD and do good.
Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you your heart's desires.
Commit everything you do to the LORD.
Trust him, and he will help you.