Obedience is the first and foremost law of God in His Holy creation of mankind. But man became impatient and proud and disobeyed God wherever he could. The bible teaches us that disobedience is sin. This clearly reveals that we are sinners when we disobey God, parents, teachers and elders. God has said that the punishment for sin is death as it is written in Romans 6:23, “the wages of sin is death”.
Disobedience brings disaster and this can be seen in many incidents from the Holy Bible. Even in the beginning Adam and eve forsook God and ate the forbidden fruit, became sinner and were thrown out from the garden of Eden by God .Every human being has received Adam’s sinful nature due to disobedience.
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Here we see the truth revealed, that any who disobey God has to pay the price for it.
Genesis 12 tells us that obedience is the stepping stone to blessings from God. This we can clearly see from the life of Abraham, the father of all nations. From the Bible we can also see that blessings will come to those who obey and punishments will be given to those who disobey God. This is a forewarning and a divine truth. We should seethat our personal life, social life should be through God’s blessings and pure obedience.
Christ himself set the example of obedience to the Father’s will. Christ said,”I came down from heaven not to do my own will, but the will of Him that send me”- John 6:38
Another example of obedience can be seen at the wedding of Cana, where the servants obeyed Jesus completely and a wonderful miracle took place.
Man needs friendship with God and his Son. Jesus said,” Ye are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you”. Obedience is an expression of our friendship with Jesus. What a marvellous friend we have in Him.
We know that love for God on our part is indispensable. But love expresses itself in obedience. “If you love me, keep my commandments”.
Vocal claims of love for God and His son are empty sounds unless they come from the hearts of faith, finding expression in willing, loving obedience to God’s will. Faithful obedience to God shows we love God.
The ultimate indicator of your faith is whether you love God with all your heart and keep His commandments in difficult times and in good times. Such faith and obedience does not require striving to follow a list of rules or struggling hard in your own effort. For when god has first place in your heart, obeying His voice will flow naturally out of love for Him.