As believers in Christ, our obedience is the main thing.
Obeying God’s word is of utmost importance. If we choose not to obey, it means we really don’t think much of God. To be able to obey God’s word, we must trust Him. Proverbs 3 teaches us how to trust God so we can be obedient. Verse 5 says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Because God’s ways, thoughts, are higher than our thoughts, we must learn to trust, even though we don’t understand.
Do we obey or do we disobey? A lot of the time this question can be answered the same way: Do I have to fully understand to obey? The answer is no. We do have to believe and trust that God’s word is true, and God cannot ever lie. Trust takes place when we don’t fully understand.
Choose this day:
Obedience happens when we believe the Bible is the infallible word of God. We can obey it, even when we don’t quite understand why, because we have decided it is the word of God! We must all settle this in our hearts and minds. To be undecided will lead to disobedience, not trusting that what God says in His word is true. The way to remedy this is to purpose to do the word regardless of whether we fully understand it.
Be a doer of the word and not a hearer only.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, August 5, 2019 @ 8:52 AM CDT
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