Obedience is better than sacrifice
True, genuine obedience is not an act born out of defiance. It is born out of love.
It is a desire to show our Lord and Savior our respect and worship by submitting our lives to Him.
“If anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did” (1 John 2:5-6).
From a young age, Moses learned of God’s hand on his life how he was saved from certain death and adopted into Pharaoh’s home.
Because of uncontrolled anger, he had to flee Egypt. But God would later ask Moses to return to deliver the Israelites from bondage.
At first Moses did not want to obey. He had all kinds of excuses, like not being qualified for the task and not being a good speaker.
In the wilderness, Moses continued his education in the school of obedience.
Do you feel like you are learning the same lesson over and over because you’ve not quite grasped it?
Are you still holding on to your insecurities, fears, and uncertainties? Are you obedient in some areas and rebellious in others?
You can’t rely on your own strength to graduate from the school of obedience. Instead, place your trust in the great Teacher, the HOLY SPIRIT!
If you are willing to surrender your will, God will change your life. Your submission to Him will be a demonstration of your love and devotion.
Pray: Lord, show me the fears and insecurities that keep me from obeying You. I surrender my will to Yours today. Amen.
This is my Word of Hope for you, today!
Reflect on this message:
1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?
2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.
3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?