In preaching the commands and requirements of God, am I:
- presenting the commands without apology or embarrassment, as the expression of absolute perfection in moral conduct and good living?
- wearying my hearers with a burdensome command, or refreshing them with a commandment which is good news?
- delivering the commands in a way which shows their logic, so that they shape the hearers into people who can make wise decisions in other ethical areas?
- showing how right living is a cause for rejoicing?
- opening people's eyes through the commands to see the big reality that lies behind them, rather than presenting isolated and abstract demands?
- provoking a hunger for God's good commands and a savour for obedience?
- warning the listeners of the consequences of disobedience, and holding out the prospect of eternal reward for obedience?