He gave them these orders: “You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the Lord.” -2 Chronicles 19:9
Serving God is rarely easy. As verse nine illustrates, it includes three key elements. First, serving God must include faithfulness. We are not called to success, but to endurance.
Second, we are to serve wholeheartedly. Serving the Lord is a one hundred percent commitment. Sunday worship is not enough. Neither is daily prayer. Instead, we are calling to twenty-four-seven allegiance.
Third, we are to live in fear of the Lord. This is not a mere reference to being afraid of God. Instead, this is an attitude of reverence and respect. We serve God as he wishes to be served, not as we wish to serve him.
If we can focus on these three elements–faithfulness, full commitment, and fear of the Lord–we are truly serving the Lord.
Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.