Why Should We Serve God?
I have some observations about Religious people especially Christians and Muslims. I have come to notice that most religious people serve God for personal gain, that is, because of what they stand to enjoy, like prosperity, success, sound health, protection and above all eternal life; going to paradise and not hell. My question now is, are we serving God for the right reason?
Are this reasons enough to keep us in the the presence of God? If all these benefits were taken away from someone would he still serve God has he used to? For example, I want to assume Job (the one whom God gave Satan permission to bring affliction upon him in order to test his love for God) is both in the Bible and Al-Qur’an.
Therefore if everyone love God for the things we stand to gain is that a true love? Is that the kind of love that God requires of us? Shouldn't we just love and worship God for the sake of loving him alone for being the creator of everything?
Please let share out critical opinions.