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Obedience January 25, 2012

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Deuteronomy 6:4-9

New International Version (NIV)

 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.[a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.

Ephesians 6:1

New International Version (NIV)

 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Hebrews 13:17

New International Version (NIV)

  17 Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.

1 Peter 4:16-17

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16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

Obedience is a theme I have noticed reoccurring throughout the Bible. Children are to be obedient to their parents, wives are to be somewhat obedient to their husbands. We are to be obedient to the laws of the land, and above all obedient to God. I found a great reference on a Christian website that defines obedience and submission…

Obedience to God is a daily happening. We have to go completely against our human nature to do as God commands. We have to be willing to submit to God’s will and his plan for our lives. Wonderful things come out of obedience to God. When Noah obeyed the Lord’s calling, he was richly blessed by being rescued from the flood. He was righteous and had many descendants. Noah didn’t question the Lord, he simply picked up his tools and went to work on an ark that people probably thought he was crazy for building. He didn’t quit halfway through because people questioned him or wondered if he had lost all his marbles. He was obedient through it all. I struggle with this….I want to always question and when I don’t find the answers, I stop. This is terrible because I am missing out on so many blessings when I balk at the voice of the Lord. I know that others struggle with this as well…stop passing up the blessings just because you aren’t trusting God enough to obey. He knows what He is doing!

Any thoughts on this? I’d love to hear them!

Blessings In Christ,
Jenny

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3 Responses to “Obedience”

  1. There is blessing in obedience for sure. Trust and Obey is how the hymn goes and it is true.

  2. Part of believing is asking for faith to trust. Part of obedience is trust – knowing God is in control and our not needing to know all the answers. I don’t explain some things fully to my four year old not because I don’t like him but because he is not yet able to understand. We as humans are not ABLE to understand all the answers God might give to our questions. This is where trusting God and obeying without feeling in control is comes into play. When we are weak, He is strong – ask for His strength! It’s the only way I have grown in Christ.


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