Monday, March 5, 2018
Psalm 32:8-10 "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;Do not be like the horse or the mule,
Psalm 128:1 " Blessed are all who fear the , who walk in to him."
Jeremiah 7:23 " Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in to all I command you, that it may go well with you."
Psalm 119:33-34 "Teach me, , the way of your decrees,Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law
"A life of surrender says, “God, whatever, whenever, wherever, and however You want it, my answer is yes.” A willing response to each of these divine calls prepares the believer for God’s call to accountability. Scripture tells us that every person will experience a day of judgment. For those who refused God’s invitation to salvation, it will mean wrath and eternal separation from the Lord. For God’s children, it will be a day in which our response to His call on our lives will be evaluated. Only those things done at His direction and in His way will matter when that time comes; everything else will count for nothing (Ps. 127:1-2).
Often our obedience is compromised with trying to negotiate with God's commands. We honor God with our complete obedience. He isn't interested in our excuses or questions of why, He wants willing compliance. "We sometimes choose not to obey the Lord completely. Then we try to justify our own sinful behavior by telling ourselves that it doesn’t really matter to God, or that other Christians are far more sinful than we are. But God demands total obedience." [odb.org]