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DAY 9 THURSDAY: JANUARY 2020

OBEDIENCE TO GOD LEADS TO BLESSING!

In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice (Genesis 22:18).

There is great blessing attached to obedience especially when one obeys the voice of God. This is exactly what happened in the case of Abraham. God called him to be the father of all nations when he was 75 years old. But then he had the right to either obey God and receive the blessing or disobey Him and lose out totally. Thank God that he chose to obey. The Bible says in the opening text that in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that obedience to God always lead to blessing in life forever.

It is obedience to the voice of God that leads one to experience His abundant blessing in life. One should not expect His blessing when he is a rebel to the voice of God. That is why the Bible says in Isaiah 1:19, “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.” Therefore, it is indeed total obedience and willingness to the voice of God that brings one into the life of abundance. It was when Abraham passed the test through total obedience that God swore by Himself to bless him above all things in life (Genesis 22:16-18). Take note of the fact that blessing proceeds from obedience in life forever.

It is unfortunate these days that many so called Christians want to receive God’s blessings at the expense of obeying His voice. That was the kind of life; Saul the first King of Israel lived that made God to reject him from the throne. The Bible said in 1 Samuel 15:22 thus, “So Samuel said: “Has 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 heed than the fat of rams.” In fact, total obedience and willingness to harken to the voice of God is indeed far better than vain sacrifices made in terms of money and fasting in life forever.

Daily Tip: Every Christian should take note of the fact that there is no short cut to receiving God’s blessings than through total and absolute obedience and harkening to the voice of God in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth (Deuteronomy 28:1).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Father! My Father! I receive the grace of total and absolute obedience to Your voice all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of rebel and deviant in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Deuteronomy 28:1-14.                  RBT: GENESIS 27-29

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