The Value of Obedience

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Let all the earth declare Your name
Voices resounding heaven's fame
Our God be praised forever

Flood all the earth with endless light
Raise up the streets from death to life
Our God be praised forever
Oh, God be praised

Come, let Your glory arise
And shine as the nations collide with Your story
Love overtaking our lives
Arise, as our hearts come alight with Your glory

Let all injustice shut its mouth
As we join our hearts and start to shout
Our God be praised forever
Oh, God be praised

Be unto Your name, all glory and honour
Singing "holy is our God, holy is our God."
Your life on display, Your strength in our weakness
Singing "holy is our God, holy is our God."
How great is Your love, how great are Your ways
There's nothing we want more, but to live for You, God
There's no other name more worthy of praise
Jesus, let Your love be known

We'll shine with Your glory
We'll shine with Your glory
We'll shine with Your glory
It's all for Your glory

Obedience is the key to every door.
George McDonald

The Value of Obedience
Dr. Charles Stanley

Proverbs 2:1-6

Despite Peter's vast fishing experience, he returned from a night's work with nothing to show for his efforts. It's quite possible that the Lord's request to let the nets down one more time struck him as unreasonable—after all, Peter and his partners were the professionals. Nevertheless, the fisherman complied, and his obedience blessed many.

Scripture demonstrates that divine plans often defy human logic. For instance, who would design a battle strategy that involved only marching and shouting? God told Joshua to conquer Jericho that way, and doing so proved successful (Josh. 6:1-5).

Moses is another example. When he felt unsure about his leadership potential, the Lord gave reassurance in an unusual way—by telling him to throw down his walking stick. When Moses obeyed, God powerfully confirmed His choice of leader (Ex. 4:1-3).

Our Father may ask us to do something that seems illogical—perhaps to accept more responsibility when we were hoping to reduce our workload, to leave a position that He provided just recently, or to take on an assignment for which we feel ill-equipped. His plan might feel unrealistic in view of our age, stage of life, or health concerns. We must press forward in obedience, regardless of how impractical the request may appear.

To grasp the importance of obeying, think about children receiving instructions from parents or teachers. Careful listening is needed for the task to be done safely and properly. Some steps may seem pointless, but the rationale often becomes clear later. Always make obeying God your priority.

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Take Away Points To Consider

If you love me, you will obey my commandments.  John 14:15

Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.  Hebrews 5:8

God will not thank thee for doing that which he did not set thee about.  William Gurnall

Justice is the insurance we have on our lives, and obedience is the premium we pay for it. William Penn

Every revelation of God is a demand, and the way of knowledge of God is by obedience.  William Temple

1 comment:

KrippledWarrior said...

Very thought provoking, Charlotte. Thank you

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