Here’s an Old Testament discussion about what God desires from us. It’s simple, but not easy.
6 With what shall I come to the Lord
And bow myself before the God on high?
Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings,
With yearling calves?
7 Does the Lord take pleasure in thousands of rams,
In ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I give Him my firstborn for my wrongdoings,
The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He has told you, mortal one, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?
Do justice. Don’t just think about it.
Love kindness. As a way of being, not a simple act.
Walk humbly. This is a journey of dependence.
Do. Love. Walk.