Sunday, November 9, 2014

Obey the Law

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Heaven and earth may disappear. But I promise you not even a period or comma will ever disappear from the Law. Everything written in it must happen.

If you reject even the least important command in the Law and teach others to do the same, you will be the least important person in the kingdom of heaven. But if you obey and teach others its commands, you will have an important place in the kingdom.

Matthew 5:18-19 (CEV)

There is a law that God made that everyone obeys. It is the "Law of Gravity." Everyday I am very careful not to disobey the Law of Gravity. If I do, there are sudden and usually painful consequences. Most recently, I stepped on our cat in the dark at the top of a flight of steps and then I descended the steps without my feet touching even one of them!

The Word of God is filled with God's wisdom. God has graciously revealed everything we need to know to live on this earth. But obeying the Word of God is not optional. If you choose to disobey even the least of God's commandments, there are certain consequences.

We like to focus on the fact that we are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus and not by keeping the law! And that is true, but even a man who is saved must obey the "Law of Gravity" and all the other Words of God or there will be consequences in his life. We sometimes live as if a "saved" man cannot fall out of a tree!

Of course, your faith in Jesus Christ is primary and the most important thing in your life, but never ignore the things that God has said. If you do, you will suffer for it. God told us things about lying, stealing, sexual purity, being faithful in marriage, honoring your parents, and the list goes on and on.
Set your heart today to be obedient to every Word God has spoken. Let your life and the way you live it conform to the Word, every Word of God! When you do, you will be blessed!

"Lord Jesus, help me today to open my ears and my heart to receive and obey every Word that comes from You. And may You be praised forever. Amen."

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