I find that it’s easy to say I’d always be obedient to God when everything seems fine, when I’m not currently going through something that will test that obedience. Saying it is easy; doing and being it is where the real work lies.
- I confess that I believe His Word is true and that I’d remain obedient to Him but when I pray and I’m still worried, am I being obedient? Phil 4:6-7
- I say I’m obedient to paying my offering and tithe but when there are bills to pay and debts to settle, do I pay my tithe completely? Malachi 3: 8-10
- I say I’m obedient to His laws that say I should put off all lying but do I give much thought to that ‘white lie’? Ephesians 4:25
- I know His Word says I should not repay evil for evil but common, sometimes I just need to take matters into my own hands? Romans 12:17
- “Father, please forgive me all my sins” but I refuse to forgive that person who wronged me last week. Matt 6:15
- “Thou shall love your neighbor as yourself“…Yeah, every neighbor but him. James 2:8
I guess what I’m trying to say is, in the end, obedience is much more than what we say; it’s what we do; it’s what we are or at least what we become- I think we can grow in obedience.
Food for thought:
1 Samuel 15:23 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”
James 1:22 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”