The first call is to accept the love of God and to find a loving relationship with God. That’s probably an obvious part of a faith commitment, but there is much more.
The bible says speak for those who cannot speak for themselves – protect the rights of the poor and needy (Proverbs 31:8-9).
In other words, God doesn’t only tell us to quit doing wrong, but also to find the incredible challenge of doing good (Galatians 5:13-14 – not for reward)
We are now called to a new commitment. We are called to love the rejected, feed the hungry, seek justice for the oppressed, give friendship to the lonely, challenge and speak out against injustice (Zechariah 7:8-10). We are even told to look after the environment (Job 31:38-40).
Micah says what God wants is for us to do justice, show mercy and to walk humbly with Him (Micah 6:8).
James says true religion is to care for the needy and to keep yourself from being corrupted by what goes on around you (James 1:27).
You see, a whole new lifestyle is required and God has offered a changed heart, a new love and the power to do it (Galatians 5:22-23).