What God requires

Serving God serves fairness. Loving God means loving other people and treating everyone fairly.


Deuteronomy 10:12: “People of God, what does the LORD God require of you but to revere the LORD your God and hold Him in awe as you walk in His ways and as you love and serve the LORD your God with your whole heart and being.”


Lord, we hear the word
“awesome!” so often,
it doesn’t mean much,
and yet to You alone
it applies.

Of You alone
are we in awe,
but, Lord, some people
think You’re awful!
They say Your way
of justice is unjust
or mean as You permit
an eye for an eye.

What they don’t get
is that justice rests in
fairness, impartiality,
equality – even if
the maximum punishment
to the taker of an eye
is an eye – but one eye only.

It’s like hearing another ruling
on the Golden Rule:
Whatever you do to others
eventually will be done to you.

LORD, please help my whole being
align with Your golden measures.

Help me to be aware
of the goodness in You
and Your children
who hold You in Most Highest

Thoughts: Life may not be fair, but God is! Serving the LORD serves fairness, huge portions of love, and maybe a golden glimmer of the awesomeness we reflect as we are made – and remade – in the image of God.

by Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2016

Author: Mary Harwell Sayler

Mary Harwell Sayler has placed 28 books in all genres with Christian and educational companies and over 2,000 poems, articles, devotionals, and children’s stories with traditional and online publications. In 2012 Hiraeth Press published her first poetry book, Living in the Nature Poem with an e-book version in 2014. Also, in 2014 Kelsay Books, published her Bible-based poems Outside Eden and her first book of children’s poems, Beach Songs & Wood Chimes. In addition, Mary has 3 e-books on Kindle for poets and writers: the Christian Writers’ Guide, Poetry Dictionary For Children & For Fun, and a poet-friendly home study course, the Christian Poet’s Guide to Writing Poetry. For a minimal fee, she works with poets, one-on-one, through her website. After writing and posting praise poems, she realized she had a book, which Cladach Press has contracted to publish this year.

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