OBEDIENCE, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 7/19/19, (Across my desk this morning, really important.)
The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.” (Proverbs 4:18, ESV)
The Gracious Hand of God
No matter what is happening in your life today, you have a reason to be excited about your future! If things seem dark right now, know that the dawn will soon appear. The key is to remember that you are not here by accident. You have a purpose and destiny from God to fulfill, and He’s not finished with you yet. Your best days are not behind you; your best days are out in front of you. God is a God of increase. He has greater things in store for your future than you have experienced in your past. His dream for your future is so much bigger than your own. He wants to take you places you’ve never dreamed and open doors you’ve never imagined. He wants to bring talent out of you that you didn’t know you had. He wants to increase you and cause you to be a greater blessing to the people around you. Today, get your hopes up and get excited about your future! Begin to thank Him for what He has in store. Keep standing, keep believing and keep moving forward because God has explosive blessings in store for you!
A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, I humbly come to You giving You all that I am. I trust that You have good things in store for my future. I choose to keep my eyes on You no matter what’s happening in my circumstances. I know that You are faithful, and I receive the blessings that You have in store for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
There is that nasty word righteousness/obedience again… But Righteousness and Obedience are the same. God has designed and is creating a Kingdom of Righteousness which will be filled only with obedient souls. We tend to hate to think of obedience in a positive light. We tend to be such a disobedient people even from birth. So to bite the bullet, so to say, to learn to become righteous we must also LEARN to become obedient. We are made righteous but the blood of Christ Jesus so that we may learn to become obedient.
So if you are not in an obedience learning school where you are being taught to become obedient you are missing out. Even Jesus had to learn to be obedient, Heb.5:8-9. In fact, only those who learn obedience are allowed to go on into the Kingdom of God. God our creator is not going to allow Adam’s disobedience to contaminate the universe. So our Creator has us now in a life school to learn obedience. But if we have taken a detour to avoid learning obedience we will end in the midst of eternal total darkness for eternity. Our obedience school is basically the charge of the Holy Spirit at the present time. But HIS ministry is also assigned and commissioned to the “Elders” to help HIM. So basically we lean obedience through the Holy Spirit, the Church of Christ Jesus or the law of sowing and reaping. Husbands and Wives are seen as a single unit by God with the husband having the last say. Children are to be in obedience to the parents. The Church of Christ Jesus is to be obedient to the Holy Spirit as the Holy Spirit is to Christ Jesus and as Christ Jesus is to the Heavenly Father. Of course this is the reverse of the top down dictator system. God’s school of authority is a school of souls wanting to learn how to become obedient. Paul puts it this way, 2 Cor. 10:6: “And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your is .” So it would seem that for us to learn obedience in our life time is very important. So here are some more Bible verses on the subject: