Why Obedience to God Is Such a Big Deal

Too many church-goers live “Christiany” lives or “Religiousy” lives. But God wants our total commitment to Him.

He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked..

(1 John 2:4-6)

There is a principle in this world that is as sure as any law of nature.  That principle is this:  obedience brings blessing; disobedience brings disaster.  God wants us to obey what He has told us, because He knows the result of disobedience will be that we will suffer greatly and possibly even end up ruining our lives.

You may not believe in the law of gravity.  You may resist it.  You may make fun of it.  You may work feverishly to disprove it.  However, you will never be able to avoid its effects.  You may decide to step off of a tall building just to demonstrate your disdain for such a silly “law,” and it may even be exciting and thrilling for a few brief moments.  But you will soon have to face the consequences for your actions.

This is the same way that it works in the spiritual domain.  There are certain spiritual laws in place that we must observe.  God knows all of those principles, and He has given us all the details that we need to know to experience the greatest life possible according to those principles.

You may decide to abandon God’s directives, and it may even be thrilling for a while.  But that coarse will end badly.  Because God loves you too much to allow you to suffer like that, He has given you everything you need to know to live life to the fullest.  Obeying what He has said brings great blessing; disregarding His principles will bring disaster.  I am so thankful for a God who has given me everything I need to know to live a life filled with abundant peace and joy on this planet!


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