Monday, November 5, 2007

Devotional #23

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and blessed Lord's Day!

"But why do you call me 'Lord, Lord', and not do the things which I say?"
~Luke 6:46

Though this should not be the case, many Christians, including myself, have found themselves guilty of this very thing. May the Lord grant to us much needed forgiveness for this wretched sin!

If we are true Christians, this means that we have been bought by the blood of the Lamb-we are no longer our own, but have been bought with a high price! As Christians, our duty is to obey Christ in everything. We are to obey every single command that He gives us in His Word. If we don't obey Him and His commands, then it's questionable whether we're even Christians at all! In the book of James, we are warned to continually examine ourselves, to see whether or not we are truly of the faith.

We see in Romans 1 that the sin of disobeying our parents is listed right along side the sins of murder, homosexuality, sexual immorality, envy, gossip, hating God, and violence. Amazing isn't it? This shows us just how hugely important us obeying our parents is to the Lord. Now, if obeying our parents is that important, think about how much more important it is that we obey God! I hope that this helps to put it into perspective for you, the immense importance of obeying God's every command. For, if we do not obey Him, then we don't even love Him, for He said, "If you love me, you will obey My commandments."

Ladies, throw off the fear of the world from you, and obey Christ always and forever. This is so very important! I can't stress this enough! You must obey Christ in all things. For, if we love the world or the things in the world, the love of the Father is not in us. Therefore, seek the Lord's affirmation and praise, and seek to please Him and Him alone-not the world. You can only do this if you obey His every command.

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