The word obedience speaks of both to hear and or to listen and showing reverence for what has been heard, by acting upon it. Obedience usually connotes a two-fold relationship; that is, between people in the form of master-servant relationship and between God and man, which is the highest level of relationship. The highest significance of its usage however, is that of the relationship between God and man. Obedience is the supreme test of faith in God and reverence for Him. People throughout history can testify that, those who obeyed God had the rippling positive effects even beyond their generations. This week we shall be discussing the topic obedience and its consequences for Christians. Come on board as we explore the secrets of obedience to believers.
We begin with our patriarch Abraham who heard the Lord’s voice instructing him to come out from among his people and family into a land later to be revealed. There are at least three reasons why God called Abraham. First is His love; which had to do with His concern for Abraham’s salvation. This God clearly depicted as He revealed His glory and shared His gracious promises with Abraham. The Second reason was God’s purpose in blessing the whole world through Abraham. This was accomplished when God sent His Son into the world through the Jewish nation, for the purpose of reconciling the world back to Himself. The third reason was the life of Abraham which becomes an example for all Christians who want to walk by faith and obedience to the instructions of God. Abraham’s obedience was the evidence of his faith because he obeyed even when he did not know where (Hebrews 11:8-10), how (Hebrews 11:11-12), when (Hebrews 11:13-16), or why (Hebrews 11:17-19): and so should we. Today may we learn from Abraham and seek to obey the Lord’s commands even when it does not make sense to us.