This Beautiful Message
God wants you to keep His commandments. He wants you to live by His every word. He wants you to know His Ways and live those Ways daily in your life. God wants you to do only His Will on this earth by performing only His Ways on this earth. So, what are God’s Ways?
God’s Ways are all righteous and good (Psalm 145:17; 11:7; Jer. 9:24). God’s Ways are all kind and filled with love. By knowing, keeping and performing His Ways toward each other in our daily lives, we are loving our neighbor as ourselves (Gal. 5:22-24; Matt. 7:12).
Our neighbor is any human being, whether our enemy or our friend (Matt. 25:40; Luke 6:45). True love toward another human being does no harm to that person, only good. As God’s word puts it, true love does no harm to its neighbor (Rom. 13:10). When people hear the word neighbor, they immediately think of the person next door. But in God’s word it simply means another person.
We are to love one another by constantly serving one another. Isn’t this what our Lord and Savior is constantly doing in heaven to His creation here on earth, even to this very day (Matt. 6:10)?
If you were to continually keep yourself occupied with serving, loving, giving, sharing and caring for others, you would be living a charitable life. You would be living as God lives. You would be living holy. You would be living righteously. You would be keeping all of God’s commandments, all of His statutes, all of His judgments and all of the requirements of the Lord (James 2:8; Rom. 13:10). Tragically, this is not known by many today.
God’s law of physical requirements was made for sinners. If you keep God’s laws in the flesh, you will sin more (Rom. 8:5-8). But if you keep God’s laws in the Spirit, you will come out of sin and become righteous and perfect (Rom. 8:13; Matt. 5:48; Phil. 3:15). You will become a new creature or creation and it will not be difficult to obey the Lord (Gal. 4:19; 6:15). No wonder pure religion to God is to do good to others and thus come out of the world (James 1:27). In other words, the one who practices pure religion before God comes out of the flesh by continually doing good for God (Gal. 5:13, 16, 18).
This is the one and only way to worship the Father in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24; Rom. 6:13; 12:1). So simple, so pure - just continually doing good to one another, as Jesus said we should. Oh, how man has complicated this simple message with all his traditions and man-made rules. As a result, he has made his worship of Jesus Christ in vain (Mark 7:7). Let’s not tamper with this beautiful message, but simply live it and experience the glorious transformation that takes place in our lives.