Sunday, November 11, 2012

Obedience to God

My soul follows hard after You...
Psalm 63:8 (KJV)

If I asked the people closest to you what characteristic best describes you, what do you think they would say?  What if I asked God the same question about you? What would He say?

When you examine the men and women mentioned in the pages of Scripture, you can define their lives in one of two opposite characteristics.  They are either characterized by OBEDIENCE or DISOBEDIENCE to God.  The mark of the Christian life must be obedience.  We are called to be followers of Christ, and following assumes obedience.  

Is obedience to God the prime characteristic of your life?  As a follower of Christ it should be.  Examine your life, dive into the Word, and follow hard after God!

Click here to listen to this weekend's sermon on obedience taken from the life of Ruth.

The spirit of obedience gives more joy to God than anything else on earth... When the love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost (Romans 5:5), I am possessed by the nature of God, and I know by my obedience that I love Him.  The best measure of a spiritual life is not its ecstasies, but its obedience. “To obey is better than sacrifice.”
Oswald Chambers