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Why do we need to obey? (Jeremiah 42:6)

Whether it is good or bad, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God to whom we are sending you, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.

retrieved from Simla Chandigarh Diocese

The secret of having a prosperous and blissful life is obedience.

If we are being guided by the voice of God and we faithfully follow His lead, then there is no way we will not attain a great future that God has for us. Why do we have to follow God and not go on our own? Because He is all knowing, He knows what’s going to happen from beginning to the end. He is the author of life. Believe it when I say that fathers want what is best for their children, how much more with God, our almighty Father?

When it comes to obedience, one particular biblical character whom I admire the most is Abraham. Because of his fear of God, He followed the father’s commandment of offering his son Isaac. He went to the mountain, made an altar and was about to offer his son when an angel of God appeared and stopped him. Instead of Isaac, a ram was offered. As a reward, Abraham was blessed abundantly and God made his descendants as many as the stars in the night.

When God says GO, we shouldn’t say NO. For He knows what is best for us. When we are being convicted to give up something, do it because a better one would replace it. For instance, a busy job that snatches too much time to the extent that we no longer have time to meditate God’s words is worth giving up if God says so. He will find a more suitable job that will give you enough time to do your devotions and pray plus, the wage would be too much for all your expenses.

If we put God first and obey Hos words, expect that life will be well.

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