Just suppose the scriptures throughout the Bible that speak of God’s desire to be obeyed and served is all that is necessary to gain a home in heaven – to hear Him say one day, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” (Matthew 25:23). To some this seems like an impossible task. Yet, these same people, most likely serve their earthly masters according to their masters’ instructions. Why? Because they want to keep their job and they want to collect that reward on payday!
Though much time has been spent agonizing over serving God and how it seems impossible, it is literally one of the easiest things a person can do. We have the instruction manual (the Bible); but, like any manual, it requires reading and application. The Bible is still the best seller year after year. Folks want access to the word (because it seems the right thing to do); but, allow other things to interfere with their study of the word.
If you are not a Christian, but are interested in how to become one, the first place you will want to begin in the Bible is in the New Testament because the laws contained in the Old Testament were nailed on the cross with Christ (read Colossians 2). By rightly dividing the word, one will put together the following scriptures to know what is necessary to become a Christian: (1) Romans 10:17 hearing (by reading and studying) the word of God; (2) Mark 16:16 believing what we hear and that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God; (3) Luke 13:3 & 5 repenting of sins; (4) Matthew 10:32-33 confessing Jesus Christ; (5) Acts 22:16 being immersed in baptism – also see Romans 6 and, (6) living faithful unto death (Revelation 2:10).
If you are a Christian and want to know at a glance how to serve God, read the short book of James, described by some as “Practical Christianity.” Just suppose becoming a Christian and serving God all the days of your life is one of the easiest things you will ever do and oh the reward that awaits – a crown of life – yay!