“Never Enough” ( Deuteronomy 13: 4, ESV ) by Carley Evans

“You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.” (Deuteronomy 13:4 ESV)

Hold fast to God.

Obey His voice.

Walk after Him.

Fear Him.

Keep His commandments.

Serve Him.

I notice there are no negatives in Moses’ exhortation. Each suggestion is a positive statement of action. My favorite is “hold fast to Him.”

God is the anchor in my life. He keeps me in place, so to speak. If I drift in one direction — one which does not please Him, He pulls me back to center. I rely on Him. I trust Him.

I am in awe — in holy fear — of Him, of course. He is all-powerful, all-knowing. Yet my fear is tempered by my knowledge that He is all-loving as well. His justice is true. His wrath is satisfied. I need not fear to the point of dread of Him. For, He is my anchor in all things.

His voice is in His Word. I keep His Word in my mind at all times. I refresh my soul, spirit, heart in His Word every day, several times a day. I walk after Him which implies He is in front of me, leading the way. If I go the wrong direction, again He is my anchor and I hold fast to Him. I trust He pulls me back to center.

Keeping His commandments — what are His commandments? To love Him above all else and to love Him completely, with my entire being. And, to love others as I love myself. Only through Him am I able to obey.

Serving Him — Never enough.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thank you Patricia! Your kind comment means a lot to me! Carley

  2. SPTP2011 says:

    Beautiful Carley
    He is my anchor too and I am always tagging along after Him – peppering Him with my questions – waiting for His Answers and basking in His Light
    Prayers for your day

    1. lambskinny says:

      Thanks Susie. All I know is without Jesus, I’d drown. God bless; and thanks for your readership. Carley

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thank you Leroy! Carley

  4. lambskinny says:

    Thank you very much, bwinwnbwi — Carley

  5. lambskinny says:

    Thank you very much, Anne. God’s blessings! Carley

  6. Jim Thornber says:

    I like the fact you noticed it is all positive. God is not a big list of “Do Not’s” but a God of life, yes and Amen! Even His list of things we are not to do, such as the Ten Commandments, are there for our life, not for our displeasure or disappointment. Thanks for the great reminder.

  7. mtsweat says:

    Amen Carley. Great words.

    1. lambskinny says:

      I’m really humbled, M.T.
      Right this minute, I just feel like a child.
      May God uphold us — each and every one.
      In Jesus’ Name, amen.
      Carley

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