businessman making decisionThis is all about compliance to Lords instructions and plans. Obedience is really pretty clear – either you do what He asks or you don’t. Obedience is usually an “all or nothing” sort of thing.  It’s pretty simple and easy to measure. You either obey or not. Paul praises the church at Rome for their obedience. Check this out…

19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. (Romans 16:19-20 NIV)

That verse took me back to a time in my student ministry when this song Romans 16:19 was a popular camp song. It cuts right to the bottom line of obedience. The Lord has never been shy about asking for my obedience. He’s been really clear from the beginning that His ways are good and He knows what’s best for me. I have to learn to trust Him. I obey Him and honor Him even when I can’t see where the road leads.  I believe that in my obedience –wisdom is a reward. I learn things through my simple obedience that I could not learn any other way.  God wants my simple obedience because obedience reflects the commitment of my heart to Him.

Pressing On!

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