Why did you OBEY today?

Throughout your day, why do you obey God?  Are obeying Him because that is what He expects out of you, and you know you had better keep it straight if you are going to avoid His wrath when it is all over?  If this is the case, you are in trouble!  That means you are still trying to earn salvation and you are rejecting the work Jesus did on the Cross in redeeming you.  If you are obeying God out of love for Him, so you don’t disappoint the one you love, great!  It means you understand grace and the Father’s love.  Sometimes a Christian will suddenly realize that it is difficult to explain the motivation behind obedience, they just know they don’t like to disobey Him.  That’s ok, too.  When we are made new creatures our desires are slowly changed by the one who is purifying us (see Philippians 2:13).  The more our Lord changes our desires, the more obedience feels “natural”.  It can be difficult to pin down your motivations, and often there are multiple and mixed motivations, but may I submit to you that it would be a wise thing to examine them.  An honest evaluation of the motivations behind obedience can tells us a LOT about where we stand with our King.

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One Comment on “Why did you OBEY today?”

  1. revivalandreformation Says:

    Thanks for this posting. We have to be in love with our God that the very idea of doing ANYTHING contrary to His will, sickens us to our very core.

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