Summary: To show that we need to walk in faith for we are just people and automatically all of these 5 things will be done namely: (1) Fear Him ,(2) Keep His commmandments, (3) Obey His voice, (4) Serve Him, (5) Cling to Him
Are you clinging to the LORD?
[Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good.
Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching,
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to walk in faith for we are just people and automatically all of these 5 things will be done namely: (1) Fear Him
,(2) Keep His commmandments, (3) Obey His voice, (4) Serve Him, (5) Cling to Him
You shall walk after the Lord your God and [reverently] fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and cling to Him.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for we walk by faith not by sight or appearance.
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.
Our walk before GOD
A. Name derived from: 2 Greek words: "deuteros" meaning second and "nomos" meaning law.
B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
C. Date written: 1407 - 1406 B.C.
D. Purpose: The former generation of Israel had died in the wilderness; hence it was important that the law should be repeated and expounded to the new generation before they entered the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. To whom written: The children of Israel, the generation which would enter and conquer the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Main Theme: A rehearsal of the laws proclaimed at Sinai, with a call to obedience, interspersed with a review of the experiences of the old generation.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key word: Remember
H. Key verses:
Deuteronomy 6:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
6:1 NOW THIS is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,
6:2 That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. How do we conduct our walk before GOD?
1. Fear Him
2. Keep His commmandments
3. Obey His voice
4. Serve Him
5. Cling to Him
"You shall walk after the Lord your God and [reverently] fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and cling to Him."
That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition].
1. Fear Him
When you fear something or someone, you revere it. It's not proper for believers to fear his enemies or ghosts, because the reverential fear all belongs to GOD.
My flesh trembles and shudders for fear and reverential, worshipful awe of You, and I am afraid and in dread of Your judgments.
But there is forgiveness with You [just what man needs], that You may be reverently feared and worshiped.
And all men shall [reverently] fear and be in awe; and they will declare the work of God, for they will wisely consider and acknowledge that it is His doing.
This is a healthy fear because you will declare GOD's work in your life, you will wisely consider and acknowledge that it is His doing for your life that made you unique and different.
Illustration: I know of a ministry head woman who is afraid of the pulpit and she always acknowledges it in her preachings. It's not a proper way to say in front of the people but instead declare you have the fear of the LORD in your hearts.