2. Commandments about GodThere is one thing for sure that we know about God: he wants you to pay attention to him.
And he not only wants your attention, he demands it. You must love him, worship him, trust him, fear him, obey him, serve him, exalt him, magnify him, glorify him, bless him, praise him, follow him, seek him, thank him, ask him, taste him, look at him, listen to him, get close to him, submit to him, work for him, wait for him, call upon him, walk with him, cleave to him, yield to him, return to him, and sing to him. All at the same time. (He'd also like you to build him a house and give him some presents -- including perfume.)
There are a total of 97 commandments about God in 320 passages.
The God of the Bible doesn't call himself "Jealous" for nothing.
- Don't be wicked (or evil) in the sight of the Lord.
(Or God will kill you.)
Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. Genesis 38:7
Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and he slew him. 1 Chronicles 2:3
- Don't take God's name in vain.
- N62: Don't swear a shebuat shav (vain oath) - Ex 20:7
- Punishment: Whipping
- Serve God.
(And you'll have lots of kids, never get sick, and live a long life.)
Ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil. Exodus 23:25-26
Serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy 10:12
Him shalt thou serve. Deuteronomy 10:20
Serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 11:13
Serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. Joshua 22:5
Serve him in truth with all your heart 1 Samuel 12:24
Serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you. 2 Chronicles 30:8
Serve the LORD with fear. Psalm 2:11
Serve the LORD with gladness. Psalm 100:2
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written ... him only shalt thou serve. Matthew 4:10
Serving the Lord. Romans 12:11
- P5: Worship God - Ex 23:25; Dt 6:13, 11:13, 13:4
- The verses quoted by Maimonides say to serve God, not to worship him.
- Give God some presents
(Gold, silver, brass, blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goat's hair, red rams' skins, badgers' skins, shittim wood, oil, spices,
sweet incense, and onyx stones for the ephod and breastplate)
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. Exodus 25:1-7
This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying, Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass, And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, And oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, And onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate. Exodus 35:4-9
- Every man must pay God one-half shekel annually.
Count the number of men who are at least 20 years old and make each man, rich or poor, pay God half a shekel to protect him from the plague. This money will be used to maintain the tabernacle.
When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them. This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD. Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD. The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls. And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls. Exodus 30:12-16
- P171: Givie half a shekel annually - Ex 30:13
- Make some holy perfume for God.
Make some holy perfume for God by mixing sweet spices, using equal amounts of stacte, onycha, galbanum, and pure frankincense. Put it in the tabernacle where God meets with you. It is God's holy perfume.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight: And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy: And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy ... it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD. Exodus 30:34-37
- Don't make any of God's holy perfume for your own use. (Or you'll be cut off from your people.)
As for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof. Exodus 30:37
- N85: Don't make incense like that used in the sanctuary - Ex 30:37
- Punishment: Death
- Worship the god whose name is Jealous.
Thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Exodus 34:14
- Don't appear before God empty.
None shall appear before me empty. Exodus 34:20
- Don't profane God's name.
Neither shall ye profane my holy name. Leviticus 22:32
- N63: Don't profane the name of God - Lev 22:32
- Punishment: Whipping.
- Fear God.
Fear thy God. Leviticus 25:36
The Lord commanded us ... to fear the LORD our God. Deuteronomy 6:24
Fear the LORD your God for ever. Joshua 4:24
The LORD ... shall ye fear. 2 Kings 17:36
The LORD your God ye shall fear. 2 Kings 17:39
The LORD ... is to be feared above all gods. 1 Chronicles 16:25
Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God? Nehemiah 5:9
Let all the earth fear the LORD. 33:8
O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. Psalm 34:9
Be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. Proverbs 23:17
Fear thou the LORD. Proverbs 24:21
Fear thou God. Ecclesiastes 5:7
Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13
- P4: Fear God - Dt 6:13, 10:20
- Hallow God's name.
I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the LORD which hallow you. Leviticus 22:32
- P9: Sanctify God's name - Lev 22:32
- Don't do evil in the sight of the Lord.
And the LORD'S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed. Numbers 32:13
Ye ... shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger ... that ye shall soon utterly perish. Deuteronomy 4:25-26
Evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands. Deuteronomy 31:29
And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD. Judges 3:12
And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, when Ehud was dead. And the LORD sold them. Judges 4:1-2
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. Judges 6:1
Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him. 1 Kings 16:30
Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD. 1 Kings 21:20
He did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. 2 Kings 21:2
He made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD. 2 Kings 21:16
Our fathers have ... done that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD our God. ... Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing, as ye see with your eyes. 2 Chronicles 29:6-8
Manasseh ... did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD. ... For he ... wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 2 Chronicles 33:1-6
- Hear: God is one.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD. Deuteronomy 6:4
- P2: Unity of God - Dt 6:4
- Love God.
Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Deuteronomy 6:5
Love him. Deuteronomy 10:12
Thou shalt love the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 11:1
Love the LORD your God ... with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 11:13
I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 30:16
Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God. Joshua 23:11
Love the LORD, all ye his saints. Psalm 31:23
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. Matthew 22:36-38
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mark 12:30
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind. Luke 10:27
Keep yourselves in the love of God. Jude 1:21
- P3: Love God - Dt 6:5
- Don't tempt God.
Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 6:16
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Matthew 4:7
- N64: Don't test His promises and warnings - Dt 6:16
- Bless God when you finish eating.
When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Deuteronomy 8:10
- P19: Grace after meals - Dt 18:10
- Don't forget God. (If you do, you will surely die.)
Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 8:11
Thou shalt remember the LORD thy God ... if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God ... I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. Deuteronomy 8:18-19
The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God. Judges 3:7
- Walk in God's ways.
Walk in all his ways. Deuteronomy 11:22
Walk ever in his ways. Deuteronomy 19:9
I command thee this day ... to walk in his ways. Deuteronomy 30:16
Do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you ... to walk in all his ways. Joshua 22:5
Walk in thy ways. 2 Chronicles 6:31
- P8: Walk in God's ways - Dt 10:12, 28:9
- Cleave to God.
To Him thou shalt cleave. Deuteronomy 10:20
Do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you ... to cleave unto him. Joshua 22:5
- P6: Cleave to God - Dt 10:20, 11:22
- Don't destroy God's holy things. (Destroy the holy things of the other gods instead.)
Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place. Ye shall not do so unto the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 12:2-4
- N65: Don't break down houses of worship - Dt 12:4
- Punishment: Whipping
- Walk after God.
Ye shall walk after the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 13:4a
- Obey God's voice.
Obey his voice. Deuteronomy 13:4b
- Thank God.
Give thanks unto the LORD. 1 Chronicles 16:8a
Offer unto God thanksgiving. Psalm 50:14
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving ... Be thankful unto him. Psalm 100:4
O give thanks unto the God of gods. Psalm 136:2
O give thanks to the Lord of lords. Psalm 136:3
O give thanks unto the God of heaven. Psalm 136:26
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20
Giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:17
- Call on God's name. (And God will show you mighty things you've never seen.)
Call upon me in the day of trouble. Psalm 50:15
Call ye upon him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:3
- Tell everyone about the great things God has done.
Make known God's deeds among the people. 1 Chronicles 16:8c
Talk ye of all his wondrous works. 1 Chronicles 16:9
Make known his deeds among the people. Psalm 105:1
Talk ye of all his wondrous works. Psalm 105:2
- Sing to God
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him. 1 Chronicles 16:9
Sing unto the LORD, all the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:23
Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion. Psalm 9:11
Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his. Psalm 30:4
Sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new song. Psalm 33:2-3
Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. Psalm 47:6
Sing forth the honour of his name. Psalm 66:2
Sing unto God, sing praises to his name. Psalm 68:4
Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth. Psalm 68:32
Sing aloud unto God our strength ... Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. Psalm 81:1-2
O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Sing unto the LORD. Psalm 96:1-2
Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. Psalm 98:5
Come before his presence with singing. Psalm 100:2
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him. Psalm 105:2
Sing praises unto his name. Psalm 135:3
Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God. Psalm 147:7
Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. Isaiah 12:5
Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth. Isaiah 42:10
Sing unto the LORD. Jeremiah 20:13
Singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Ephesians 5:19
Singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16
- Glory in God's holy name.
- Seek God.
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found. Isaiah 55:6a
Seek the LORD. Amos 5:6
Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name. Amos 5:8
- Seek God's face continually.
Seek his face continually. 1 Chronicles 16:11b
Seek his face evermore. Psalm 105:4
- Remember God's marvelous works, wonders, and judgments of his mouth.
Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth. 1 Chronicles 16:12
Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth. Psalm 105:5
- Show forth God's salvation from day to day.
Shew forth from day to day his salvation. 1 Chronicles 16:23
Shew forth his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:2
- Declare God's glory among the heathen.
- Praise God
The LORD [is] greatly to be praised 1 Chronicles 16:25
Praise the LORD with harp. Psalm 33:2
Make his praise glorious. Psalm 66:2
Make the voice of his praise to be heard. Psalm 66:8
O sing praises unto the Lord. Psalm 68:32
Enter ... into his courts with praise. Psalm 100:4
O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. Psalm 117:1
Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. Psalm 148:1
Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Psalm 150:1
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 150:2
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Psalm 150:3
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 150:4
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Psalm 150:5
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD. Psalm 150:6
Praise the name of the LORD your God. Joel 2:26
- Give God glory.
Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory. 1 Chronicles 16:28
Give unto the LORD glory. Psalm 29:1
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name. Psalm 29:2
Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory. Psalm 96:7
- Give God strength.
Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD ... strength. 1 Chronicles 16:28
Give unto the LORD ... strength. Psalm 29:1
Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD ... strength. Psalm 96:7
- Bring an offering and come before God.
Bring an offering, and come before him. 1 Chronicles 16:29a
Bring an offering, and come into his courts. Psalm 96:8
- Worship God.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God. Matthew 4:10
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God. Luke 4:8
Worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24
- Say to the heathens, "God reigns."
Let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. 1 Chronicles 16:31
Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth. Psalm 96:10
- Say to God: "Save us, gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen."
Say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen. 1 Chronicles 16:35
- Bless God.
Bless the LORD your God. 1 Chronicles 29:20
O bless our God, ye people. Psalm 66:8
- Don't trespass against God.
Our fathers have trespassed ... Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing, as ye see with your eyes. 2 Chronicles 29:6-8
Be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see. 2 Chronicles 30:7
- Don't forsake God.
Our fathers have ... forsaken him. ... Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing, as ye see with your eyes. 2 Chronicles 29:6-8
Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place ... Because they have forsaken me. 2 Chronicles 34:24-25
- Yield to God. (To escape his fierce wrath)
Yield yourselves unto the LORD ... that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you. 2 Chronicles 30:8
- Ask God (And he'll give you the heathen and the earth.)
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Pslam 2:8
- Know that God has set apart the godly for himself.
Know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself. Psalm 4:3
- Trust God.
Put your trust in the LORD. Psalm 4:5
Trust also in him. Psalm 37:5
Trust in him at all times. Psalm 62:8
Trust thou in the LORD. Psalm 115:9
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart. Proverbs 3:5
- Declare God's doings among the people.
Declare among the people his doings. Psalm 9:11
- Be glad in God.
Be glad in the LORD. Pslam 32:11
Delight thyself also in the LORD. Pslam 37:4
- Magnify God.
O magnify the LORD with me. Psalm 34:3a
- Exalt God's name.
Let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:3b
- Taste and see that God is good.
O taste and see that the LORD is good. Psalm 34:8
- Commit your way to God.
Commit thy way unto the LORD. Psalm 37:5
- Rest in God.
Rest in the Lord. Psalm 37:7a
- Wait for God. (And he will save you.)
Wait patiently for him. Psalm 37:7b
Wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. Proverbs 20:22
- Shout to God with the voice of triumph.
Shout unto God with the voice of triumph. Psalm 47:1
- Listen to God. (Lest he tear you in pieces.)
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God. Psalm 50:7
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces. Psalm 50:22
Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness. Isaiah 46:12
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord. Isaiah 51:1
Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people. Isaiah 51:4
Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law. Isaiah 51:7
- Make vows to God.
Pay thy vows unto the most High. Psalm 50:14
- Glorify God.
Thou shalt glorify me. Psalm 50:15a
Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Corinthians 6:20
- Cast your burden upon God.
Cast thy burden upon the LORD. Psalm 55:22
- Pour out your heart to God.
Pour out your heart before him. Psalm 62:8
- Make a joyful noise to God.
Make a joyful noise unto God. Psalm 66:1
Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. Psalm 81:1
Make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. Psalm 95:2
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth. Psalm 98:4
With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. Psalm 98:6
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Psalm 100:1
- Tell God that his works are terrible, that his enemies will submit to him, and that everyone will worship and sing to him.
Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee. Psalm 66:3-4
- See the terrible things that God has done (and continues to do) to people.
Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men. Psalm 66:5
- Extol him that rides upon the heavens. (His name is JAH.)
Extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH. Psalm 68:4
- Acknowledge God's strength.
Ascribe ye strength unto God. Psalm 68:34
- Bless God's name.
- Declare God's wonders to all people.
Declare ... his wonders among all people. Psalm 96:3
- Exalt God.
Exalt ye the LORD our God. Psalm 99:5a
Exalt the LORD our God. Psalm 99:9
- Worship at God's footstool.
Worship at his footstool. Psalm 99:5b
- Worship at God's holy hill.
Worship at his holy hill. Psalm 99:9
- Know that the Lord is God.
Know ye that the LORD he is God. Psalm 100:3
- Praise God's name.
Praise the name of the Lord. Psalm 113:1
Praise ye the name of the LORD. Psalm 135:1
- Acknowledge God in everything you do.
In all thy ways acknowledge him. Proverbs 3:6
- Honor God with your substance.
Honour the LORD with thy substance. Proverbs 3:9
- Let God chastise you.
Despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction. Proverbs 3:11
- Commit your works to God.
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. Proverbs 16:3
- Don't be hasty to say things to God. (The less you say to him the better.)
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2
- Consider the work of God.
Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked? Ecclesiastes 7:13
- Don't let God see your evil doings.
Put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes. Isaiah 1:16
- Walk in the light of God.
Walk in the light of the LORD. Isaiah 2:5
- Sanctify God.
Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself. Isaiah 8:13
Sanctify the Lord God in you hearts. 1 Peter 3:15
- Look at God and be saved.
Look unto me, and be ye saved. Isaiah 45:22
- Don't commit abominations in front of God.
Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom ... they .... committed abomination before me. Ezekiel 16:49-50
- Return to God.
Return unto the LORD thy God. Hosea 14:1
Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. Zecharaiah 1:3
Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:7
- Walk humbly with God.
Walk humbly with thy God. Micah 6:8
- Build a a house on the mountain for God to take pleasure in.
Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it. Haggai 1:8
- Ask God for rain in the time of the latter rain.
Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain. Zecharaiah 10:1
- Don't rob God. By refusing to give him tithes and offerings. (If you rob him, he'll curse you with a curse.)
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Malachi 3:8-9
- Eat and drink for the glory of God.
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
- Follow God.
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children. Ephesians 5:1
- Make requests to God.
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philiippians 4:6
- Let the peace of God rule your heart.
Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body. Colossians 3:15
- If you lack wisdom, ask God to give it to you.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5
- Don't say you were tempted by God. (God doesn't tempt anyone.)
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. James 1:13
- Submit to God.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. James 4:7
- Get close to God. And he'll get close to you.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. James 4:8
- Make some holy perfume for God.