The obedience that keeps His commandments becomes the outward expression of our love for God. Andrew Murray from A Life of Obedience
Disobedience started all our problems. In the Garden, God created everything that any of us could ever need. All He asked was that we obey one thing ~ not to eat from the Tree of Life. One person's disobedience ended the completeness of Eden.
Read 1 John 5:1-3
Loving God means keeping His commandments . . . 1 John 5:3 NLT
"Christ overcame disobedience and gives us the power to replace ours with His obedience." (Murray, Life of Obedience pg.25) Believers are to strive for a life of true obedience to God, but because of Adam's disobedience human kind struggles with sin. Christ's obedience to the Father's will, His obedience to the Cross, becomes our path to righteousness. This is the way God loves.
- Who is Jesus Christ?
- What is the root of sin?
- Can you show love to others without obedience to Christ?
Father ~ I know that without You sin rules. Obedience is a choice that I can make because Christ was obedient to the cross. I desire to be obedient to Your will for me. Amen. ~ dho