A new convert to the Christian faith wonders how to fulfill his duty to God. An older and seasoned follower says,
“Love God with all of your heart and then love your neighbor as yourself. Do these things, and you will fulfill your obligation to God.”
Another seasoned Christian joins the conversation saying, “Yes, focus on loving God and others, but only as a way of believing in Christ. Follow and imitate him. Do that and you will fulfill your obligation to God.”
Still one more older Christian adds, “Follow Christ. But don’t just think generally. Think specifically. Be loving. Be joyful. Be at peace with one another. Be patient. Be kind. Be good. Be faithful. Be gentle. Be self-controlled. Do that and you will fulfill your obligation to God.”
Feeling somewhat overwhelmed, the young convert replies, “I’m still confused. The one who led me to Christ gave me a Bible and told me to find out what God has done for me.”
What do you think? Did anyone give the new believer wise counsel?