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John 6:48

I am the bread of life.


A walk of simple obedience

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 00:02 Bolaji 'Theo' Douglas
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A walk of simple obedience
Sacrifice of Obedience versus material sacrifices
1. True Obedience must be complete
2. It must have both eyes and ears for details:
3. It must come from a willing heart not carried out grudgingly.
4. It is better than any form of sacrifice.
5. True Obedience (To God) would have to resist:
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A walk of simple obedience

If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land; Isaiah 1:12-20.

As citizens of the kingdom the role which obedience plays in our relationship with the one who brought us into his kingdom is worth investing some time to study. As we look more at the things that are required of us the citizens of the kingdom in order for us to thrive in the kingdom, one of the points that we need to look at, is the role which obedience plays in our day to day walk in the Kingdom.

The study of the book Joshua chapters 6 and 7  reveals to us how rewarding simple obedience can be even in the face of daunting assignment. In the same lesson we would also see the consequences of disobedience, how it can upset everything including the blessings which we stand to inherit. Obedience preserved Rahab with her family, while disobedience destroyed Achan and his family, what a contrast!. As we study these chapters, I want those who are reading this to note a couple of things about the position of God with regards to his promises. He told Joshua that Jericho was already delivered into their hands.

And the Lord said to Joshua: “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. – Joshua 6:2.

The promise was already there. As citizens of the kingdom, we need to always note the position which God has taken with the promises he has made to us.

Now although the promise is there to claim, coming into what is promised comes through the instructions that God gives and a heart of obedience in adhering to these instructions on our own part.

If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land; Isaiah 1:12-20.

Coming into God’s promises was only going to come through obedience and submission to the instructions that make those promises available. This is something we need to pay heed to because the sacrifice of obedience far outweighs any other sacrifice that  we might be tempted to believe can serve as a substitute.

“Has the Lord as great 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.For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from beingking.” – 1 Samuel 15:22-23.

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