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What God requires of Mankind

By Wesley Pierce

Mic 6:8
8) He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Deut 5:29
29) Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!

Deut 13:4
4) It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.

Prov 1:7
7) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

fear of the LORD = respect, honor, willingness to submit to a Higher Power)

Eccl 12:13
13) Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

1Sam 16:7
7) But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Exo 19:5-6
5) Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,
6) you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”

(we know the Israelites eventually failed in their allegiance, and were forsaken by God when the Romans conquered their nation in 70 A.D. Today, these words are for true Believers in Christ all around the world, whether of Jewish descent or from other nations, the Gentiles)

Luke 10:25-28
25) On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
26) “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
27) He answered: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind‘; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
28) “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

Jam 1:25
25) But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it he will be blessed in what he does.

(next 2 entries explain what “doing it” means; an ongoing, lifetime learning process)

1Cor 13:1-7
1) If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2) If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3) If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5) It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

(describes a gentle, unselfish Spirit…at peace through feeling forgiven/accepted by God)

Gal 5:16-24
16) So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
17) For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.
18) But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
19) The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
20) idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
21) and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23) gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
24) Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.

(remember, the “fruit of the Spirit” takes time to learn; God is patient and forgiving)

Php 2:12-15
12) Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,
13) for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
14) Do everything without complaining or arguing,
15) so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe

Gal 6:1
1) Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

1Cor 10:13
13) No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

(in this fallen-from-grace secular world we live in, it is impossible to not be tempted into wrongdoings daily, even hour by hour. But the Scriptures encourage us to persevere, and God will help us withstand it)
*NOTE: Researcher comments in parentheses added for clarification

*To see other articles from this collection, go to “Bible Studies” or “Prayer” categories within Faithwriters.com pages

Wesley Pierce has been a student of the Bible for over 35 years, plus a student of being led and blessed, or taught and disciplined by the Lord’s inner Spirit daily, as any sincere seeker experiences.

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