Scripture clearly tells us what is required if one is considered to be a Christian. We are to do what is just and right, to be merciful, and humble. (Micah 6:8). He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
We learn very early in scripture if we choose good it is unto life, but if we chose evil then it is unto death. The commandments were given and those same commandments given so long ago are for our day as well, as Jesus said if we love Him we will keep them! (Deuteronomy 30:14-16) ….. (John 14:15) …… (1 John 5:23).
Many have a wall hanging which reads: “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord” taken from the book of Joshua when he was about to lead the people into the Promised Land. The same requirements that were set so long ago carries over to our day that we too may inherit eternal life and to not serve strange gods of our forefathers and to serve God in all sincerity and truth! (Joshua 24:13-16). And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat. Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the Lord, to serve other gods;
Our lesson for life is to fear and revere God, and to always choose good over evil. (1 Peter 3:10-13). For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?