“How Obedient Are We To Follow The Commands Of God?”

20 04 2011

Greetings I bring to you my beloved friends in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ Our Redeemer! Dear friends, as I bring you to another article, have we ever questioned ourselves “How obedient have You and I been to follow God’s commands that He has commanded us to follow?” Let us see why is it to be “obedient” is important to God?

Dear friends, as we take a closer look at the above topic we have to go back to the book of the Old Testament to see why being obedient to God is important in God’s sight? In the beginning when God created the man Adam, The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” ( Genesis 2:15-17 ) This was the command God gave to the man that He created! Man should have been obedient to his creator but he did not. Because of his disobedience to God, sin rule into the world through that one man! Man ate the forbidden fruit that his wife Eve gave her when she was tempted by the devil. In fact as the head over the woman, Adam should have taken his stand and the authority over the woman, by saying that God commanded them not to eat that forbidden fruit! Adam listened to his wife and both of them fell into sin. The devil at that time wanted to go against God so he used God’s creation to go against his creator!

Dear friends, even Today, the devil is still using God’s people to go against God! Why is it that being “obedient” is so important to God? The answer is because being obedient brings “blessings” into your life. If you are being disobedient then you are bringing “curse” into your life! How is that my friends? We bring blessings and curses upon our life depending how obedient we are to God! Many great men in the bible have disobeyed God and have brought curses into their life. All that ever God is asking us is just to be obedient to Him, that is all my friends! Why is it that majority of us believers can’t even do it? It is because that we always take God for “granted!” That is all! Let us take a look at what the word of God has to say about receiving “Blessings for Obedience?”

Dear friends, as we take a look at the book of Deuteronomy 28 as it is written “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God.” The bible always speaks about the “present” that is why it says “today” and it still applies to us my friends if we want to claim our blessings or curses! We have to decide what we want to choose? God has given us that freedom of choice to choose what you and I want my friends? As we read these are the blessings that we will receive from God if we are obedient enough to follow His commands that he has given us! “You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.” “The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock-the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.” Yes, my friends, your children will be blessed and whatever business you put your hands on will prosper.

As we go on to read, “Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.” “You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.” “The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you.They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven direction.” “The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to.The Lord will bless you in the land he is giving you.” “The Lord will establish you as His holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of God and walk in His ways.Then all the people on the earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you.” “The Lord will grant you you abundant prosperity.” “The lord will open up the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.” “The Lord will make you the head, not the tail.” Yes my friends, if you pay attention to the commands that the Lord your God is giving you today and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. “Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you Today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.” Yes, my friends, Obedience is all we ever need to follow the commands of God! Have a Blessed Lent Season.

God Bless.

Jasmine.C

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