Walking in Obedience to God’s Word


Walking in obedience to God's Word can bring loads of spiritual and other blessings to your life.

Walking in Obedience to God’s Word: Obeying the Gospel

There is no obedience apart from God. To walk in obedience to God, we must obey the gospel first.

Many unsaved religious people would have no problem in affirming that Jesus is God, but they don’t have a personal relationship with Him, because they have not received and obeyed the Gospel as it is.

Gospel is good news, but legalistic modern-day Pharisees proclaim bad news stating that Eternal Salvation must be earned by our own good works.

A person can be saved and become a citizen of heaven, only by believing in the finished work of Jesus on the cross, not by any form of human merit.

Romans 10:16 Context

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 

16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

17So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. 

Walking in Obedience to God’s Word: Spirit’s Strength

Working hard by your own strength to keep the law or a set of rules is not Christianity; it’s religion.

Jesus did not die to start a new religion. He came to give us real life.

Does that mean that we can live as we like? No. We must obey God’s commandments with His strength, not ours.

Galatians 5:16 Context

13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 

14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 

15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Walking in Obedience to God’s Word: Better than Sacrifice

Can you earn God's forgiveness by your sacrifice? No.

Do you think you can compensate for your sin by the money you donate to the Chuch or missionary organizations?

Can God be pleased by any offering of money, while you continue to disobey Him? Obedience pleases God. Heaven and Earth, silver and gold, animals and birds belong to Him.

Do you think God's people in the orphanages and missionary organizations will starve to death if you stop donating to them? No, you donate to them, so that you can have rewards in heaven.

God is the provider for His children. He will make a way for them.

1 Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

Walking in Obedience to God’s Word: Obedience proves your love for God

Jesus taught that the way we express our love for God is not by mere words, but by obeying His commandments.

John 14:15 - If ye love me, keep my commandments.

John 14:21 - He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him.

Walking in Obedience to God’s Word: Disobedience exposes to God’s chastening

God is a loving God. He chastens and corrects His children when they go wrong. I have experienced it. Chastening is done out of love. It is not a punishment. God chastens us for our good, that we may learn to obey Him.

Willful disobedience could harm us in many ways and can hinder our blessings and purpose. This is why God has to correct us on time. God can turn the temporal sufferings of this life to work for our eternal good.

Psalms 118:18 The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

2 Samuel 7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:

Hebrews 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Walking in Obedience to God’s Word: Disobedience blocks Prayers

Sometimes God may not answer your prayers in the way you expect, because of your disobedience to Him.

1 Peter 3:7

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Walking in Obedience to God’s Word: Obedience leads to God’s Favor and Joy

God wants us to have joy deep in our hearts. This joy is not dependent on our circumstances, but on our willingness to obey God in all circumstances.

If you often grieve the Holy Spirit in you, you cannot experience the abundant joy and peace that God wants you to have.

Isaiah 1:19 - If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

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