Only fear The LORD, and serve him faithfully with all your heart; for think what great things he has done for you!
These simple admonitions to faithfully serve The LORD out of gratitude are so great to me. Yes we should fear The LORD and be in awe of His great might. But we should truly seek to be in an intimate relationship with Him. He is our Father and for the sake of His great love for us, he has done and continues to do good things. We ought to return that love because we are loved. What good is there in turning away from love when greater joy and life come from loving and serving in kind?