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VerseD: Ecclesiastes 12:13

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecclesiastes 12:13, ESV

Life is meaningless apart from God. All God requires of us is obedience out of love.

VerseD: Psalm 30:5

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Psalm 30:5, ESV

Our sin is an utter offense to God, understandably made angry by it.

Yet, through the work of Christ, our gracious God forgives us and lifts us up.

VerseD: Deuteronomy 6:4

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”
Deuteronomy 6:4, ESV

There is one God. Yes, He is three Persons, but only one Being, the only source of all being, and worthy of our worship.

VerseD: Matthew 22:37-39

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Matthew 22:37‭-‬39, ESV

What are God’s expectations for all people?

Love God with every bit of yourself, an love other people as if they are yourself.

VerseD: 2 Peter 1:3

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence
2 Peter 1:3, ESV

We have not been granted everything in this life that we may want or that may make us comfortable.

In Christ, we have all that we need to live Christ-like lives and inherit eternal life.

VerseD: Matthew 5:48

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Matthew 5:48, ESV

One way to understand this is “to perform your function or purpose.”

Therefore, as God is sovereign over all and sustains all with power, love, and grace, we should be striving outdo each other in love and share the Gospel to the glory of God.

VerseD: 2 John 1:6

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
2 John 1:6, ESV

We show we love God by following His commands, and what are His commands:

  1. Love God
  2. Love others
  3. Love the Church