Deuteronomy 13:4 - Walking With God.

Deuteronomy 13:4 - Walking With God.

Deu 13:4 (KJV)
Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, 
and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, 
and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

The Hebrew word order is most emphatic. It would read literally, 
"after Jehovah your God shall ye walk," meaning after Him and not after 
anyone else. [SDA Commentary] 

Ye shall walk. This is the basic duty absolutely binding upon 
each believer. [SDA Commentary] 

Fellowship with God is often spoken of as a "walk" (Gen. 5:24). 
[SDA Commentary] 

In learning to walk with God, there is always the difficulty of 
getting into His stride, but once we have done so...the individual 
person is merged into a personal oneness with God, and God's stride and 
His power alone are exhibited.  [In His Time; My Utmost For His 

Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the 
flesh. Gal 5:16 (KJV) 

Flesh. the sinful nature is received at birth and never 
eradicated in this life. But it can be controlled by the Spirit. Walk. 
i.e., take each step of the Christian life in dependence on the Spirit 
to have victory over the flesh and its works.  [Ryrie SB] 

Living by the promptings and power of the Spirit is the key to 
conquering sinful desires (see v. 25; Ro 8:2-4). [NIV SB] 

By continually depending upon and yielding to God, the believer 
can live under the control of the Holy Spirit and does not need to 
carry out the desires that seek to hold sway over his physical body 
(the "flesh"). [New Bible Companion] 

To "walk in the Spirit" means to have our daily lives under His 
control, and this means under the direction of the Word of God. "If we 
live in the Spirit" (this is salvation, being made alive by the 
Spirit), "let us also walk in the Spirit" (this is sanctification, 
allowing the Spirit to command and control our lives). Compare Eph. 
5:18-24 with Col. 3:15-19 and you will see that to be filled with the 
Spirit is to be controlled by the Word of God, for the results are 
identical. "Walking in the Spirit" is not some emotional experience, 
detached from everyday life. It is the daily experience of the believer 
who feeds on the Word, prays, and obeys what the Bible says. 
[Wiersbe Expository Outlines]