I find a pattern in Exodus 15:26, which is repeated throughout the scripture: “If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes…” This is a contingent phrase, loaded with meaning, emphasizing two categories of action: listening and obeying. It may well be that the entire Christian walk is summarized in this simple pattern. It presupposes faith. Later, I may carefully exegete this passage. But, for now, it is enough to see its vital essence.