November 27, 2019
I Rejoice in Obeying God’s
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
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Like so many things in the Christian walk, receiving joy from obeying God doesn’t seem to make sense. The thought of obedience often brings images of restrictions, rules, and regulations. How could obeying God be a joy?
The Psalmist says we can rejoice over obeying God the way a person might rejoice if they found an envelope of money, their stock holdings went up, or they discovered a hidden treasure.
Here are four short reasons why you can rejoice in obeying the Lord.
First, obedience produces a blessed life. When you walk in God’s will, you walk in God’s blessing. Jesus taught that those who seek after righteousness and have a pure heart would be blessed. As we have mentioned before, those who are blessed, live in the favor of God.
Second, obedience keeps you from harm. God gives you His instruction for your good. Following God’s word keeps you on the right path, so you miss the snares and problems others face. Imagine all the problems our world would miss if we just obeyed God’s word.
Third, obedience pleases the Father. As a child of God, you want to please you Father. As you obey God’s word you confess to the world that your Father is good and knows best for your life. When you walk in obedience to His Word, you honor Him in all you do.
Fourth, when you walk in obedience, you show your love for Christ. Jesus said those who love Him will obey His commandments. Your obedience to Christ is an expression of your love for Him.
Let’s look at that promise once again.
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. – Psalm 119:14
Make this confession.
It is my joy to be an obedience child of God.
I am blessed as I obey the commandments of the Lord.
When I walk in obedience, God protects me from harm.
When I obey God’s word, I honor God and show my love for Him.
In Jesus name,
Do you see obeying God’s word a joy, or do you struggle? Let me know in the comments below.