When we think of obedience its easy to think of a strict, dictating figure who wants to control us.
But when we look at what God means when He asks for our obedience it takes on a whole different look.
It’s about love, unconditional love, and blessing, God’s abundant blessings.
God asks for our obedience, not to be a joy killer, but to bring us joy, to keep us safe, and to bless us.
Why not take some time to reflect on what the Bible has to say about obedience.
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Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him.
Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
1 John 3:21-22
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
1 Kings 2:3
And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself.
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways.
Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
1 John 2:17
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
1 John 3:24
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.
Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the Lord.
1 Timothy 4:8
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
2 Peter 1:10-11
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?