Obey and Be Blessed
By this we know that we have come to know Him,
if we keep His commandments.
1 John 2:3 NASB
Oswald Chambers, the author of the Christian classic devotional text, My Utmost for His Highest, advised, “Never support an experience which does not have God as its source, and faith in God as its result.” These words serve as a powerful reminder that, as Christians, we are called to walk with God and obey His commandments. God gave us His commandments for a reason: so that we might obey them and be blessed.
We live in a world that presents us with countless temptations to stray far from God’s path. But, when confronted with sin, we Christians have clear instructions: Walk—or better yet run— in the opposite direction.
To yield to God means to belong to God, and to belong to God means to have all His infinite power. To belong to God means to have all. - Hannah Whitall Smith, 100 Days of Prayer
Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ. - A. W. Tozer
Let us remember therefore this lesson: That to worship our God sincerely we must evermore begin by hearkening to His voice, and by giving ear to what He commands us. For if every man goes after his own way, we shall wander. We may well run, but we shall never be a whit nearer to the right way, but rather farther away from it. - John Calvin
God wants man to fulfill His commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings. - Martin Buber
Lord, let me live by Your commandments and let me help others do the same. Give me the wisdom to walk righteously in the footsteps of Your Son, Dear Father. And let me place my trust in You, today and forever. Amen