Sunday, May 28, 2017

Obedience, Is It Necessary?

So many of the promises that we have read and studied have the condition of fulfillment as obedience to God's will and commands.  Is it necessary to  obey God in all things?  I think the following verses explain it very well.  Lets check it out.

Exodus 19:5  "Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people." Would you like to be a special treasure to the God of the Universe?  I want to be.

Psalm 25:11  "All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, to such as keep His covenant and His testimonies."

Psalm 19:16 "He who keeps the commandments keeps his soul, but he who is careless of his ways, will die."

Matthew 7:21  "Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven."

Luke 11:28  "But He said, more than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it."

John 8:31,32  "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.  And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free."

John 14:23  "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will make our home with him."

John 15:10  "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love,just as I have kept My Fathers commandments and abide in His love."   Jesus is our example.

Philippians 2:8  "And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  He was obedient even when it cost Him His life.

Hebrews 5:8  "Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered."

Romans 6:17,18  "But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered, and having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness."

Romans 2:13  "For not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified."

2 John 6  "This is love, that we walk according to His commandments."

1 John 3:22  "And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight."

Revelation 22:7  "Behold, I am coming quickly!  Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."

Jesus was our example in all things and learned obedience by the things that He suffered.  Did He suffer?  Indeed He did, all through His ministry and then on the cross for your sins and mine.  Should we love Him in return, yes, and a lot more than we do.  How do we show our love to Him?  By the things that we do and the most important thing that we can do is do as He did, keep His Father's commandments.  His reward to us is His great love towards us and eternal life with Him in an earth made new without sin.  What a wonderful, glorious reward!!!  Grandma Joan

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