The Bible teaches us that to obey is better than sacrifice (1 Sam. 15:22). The Bible also teaches us to not lean on our own understanding but to trust in the Lord (Prov. 3:5).
Today we must obey and trust in God and His word. Obedience is required when we don’t understand. There are so many things we are asked by God to do that we just don’t understand. But we do them because we trust God. We trust His word (the Bible) is true. Too many are leaning on their own understanding, so they are not obeying. They are going their own way — doing things their way instead of God’s way.
The highest way:
God’s word says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”(Isa. 55:8-9 NIV).
So, in order to follow Christ, we must trust He knows best. So, when we don’t quite understand why He is telling us to forgive and tithe, we obey not because we fully understand but because we trust Him. Even when we believe we understand, there is always more to learn and know.
So, let’s be people who are purposing to be obedient and watch the blessings of God follow us.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, August 24, 2020 @ 8:59 AM MDT
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