Learn to absorb
Take it all in
We all know what it means to be obedient, right? Listen, absorb, heed…
Did you hear any of these expressions when you were growing up?
“If you don’t stop crying, I’ll give you something to cry about!”
“Why?? Because I said so, that’s why!”
“Yours is not to question why. Yours is just to do or die!”
Where did those images of obedience come from? Certainly not from a Loving Father.
He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” — Luke 11:28
“If only you had paid attention to My commandments!
Then your well-being would have been like a river,
And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”
“If you consent and obey,
You will eat the best of the land”
“And we are witnesses of these things;
and so is the Holy Spirit,
whom God has given to those who obey Him.”
Who or What to Obey?
Who you obey
Make it “The Word”
“Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.”
1 Samuel 15:22
To heed God’s Word
Is better than honey
Better than palaces
Better than money
To heed God’s voice
As He whispers in your ear
Is to hear His angels speaking
And to cherish what you hear
Obedience to the teachings
Of wise men and women, too
Is the road successful people
Travel daily. How about you?
Are you tuning in to wisdom
Are you listening really well?
If so, then your obedience
Will show – others will tell.
They’ll tell of your goodness.
They’ll see what brings you peace
And they’ll want to have a share
In the joy that will not cease.
“But this is what I commanded them, saying,
‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God,
and you will be My people;
and you will walk in all the way
which I command you,
that it may be well with you.’
When we live in obedience,
We can sing with the best of them:
It is well with my soul –
And we can can pray for the rest of them!
Easter is coming… when we set aside time
To thank our God for sending the Perfect Example
Of what Obedience – even to the cross – looks like.
Hear – Heed -Obey!
Thanks for visiting JanBeek today.
I pray my Embrace series is encouraging you.
See ya tomorrow.