THE PROMISE: IF YOU HONOR GOD, YOU WILL BE BLESSED
"If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in His love." John 15:10 NIV
God gave us His commandments for a reason: so that we might obey them and be blessed. Elisabeth Elliott advised, “Obedience to God is our job. The results of that obedience are God’s.”
These words should serve to remind us that obedience is imperative. But we live in a world that presents us with countless temptations to disobey God’s laws.
When we stray from God’s path, we suffer. So, whenever we are confronted with sin, we have clear instructions: we must walk—or better yet run—in the opposite direction.
God’s Word is clear: we must exercise self-discipline in all matters. Self-discipline is not simply a proven way to get ahead, it’s also an integral part of God’s plan for our lives.
If we genuinely seek to be faithful stewards of our time, our talents, and our resources, we must adopt a disciplined approach to life. Otherwise, our talents are wasted and our resources are squandered.
"Don’t worry about what you do not understand. Worry about what you do understand in the Bible but do not live by." - Corrie ten Boom
Our Prayer: Dear Lord, let me live by Your commandments and let me help others do the same. Give me the wisdom to walk righteously in the footsteps of Your Son, dear Father. And let me place my trust in You, today and forever. Amen.