Obedience is doing as instructed. We are commanded to be obedient to God in every way. He knows the better way of things, so it makes sense to obey Him. Obedience is an ingredient of our faith no matter what circumstance we are involved. Obedience speaks of how we entrust to God our lives because He is more than our protector and guide. Disobedience, on the other hand, will always yield disagreement and eventually put a wedge in any human relationship. A subordinate who disobeys the authority is sure to be reprimanded on the first offense. In a more profound sense, however, an act of disobedience is a result of an intention to cause disorder in a system of order. Disobedience, therefore, is more of an internal problem rather than anything external. A sinful life will always disobey God and that no other sacrifice will blot this sinfulness but that which the Lord our God has shown by the power of the cross of Christ.
Whether we are a family member, church worker, a government employee, a corporate person, or whatever it is that any of us is doing, disobedience will always cause problems. A specific character named Jonah of Nineveh brought all the consequences of his disobedience wherever he went. Consequently, when he obeyed the command of the Lord, all the perils that accompanied him ceased.
The Commandment tells us to obey our parents for this is the right thing to do and this pleases the Lord. The parents mentioned here are those who exercise authority over us and lead us in the way of righteousness and truth. Those above us who toil for our welfare in both physical and spiritual - those who pray for us, who love us, who train us, and who seeks the best for us. Obedience carries with it blessings but it should not be mistaken from being an accomplice or accessory to any crime or illegal acts. When we are ordered to perform an illegal act and we obeyed, this is not obedience but conformity to the desires of the enemy. Obedience is following God’s commandments and His precepts. When orders are aligned to righteousness, justice and truth, blessings follow our obedience. Deuteronomy 28 of the Holy Scriptures point to us the promises if we fully obey and heed to all His commands. Read it and obey, and unfold the blessings God is ready to release through your obedience .
We are obedient servants of God. We recognize the necessity to obey those we know are concerned about our welfare. From this day forth, we shall not be lax. We shall trust where the Lord is leading us. We shall demonstrate obedience among our friends, peers, and colleagues to inspire them to obey righteous orders
Heavenly Father, teach us to obey You above any other. Forgive us for our disobedience. Give us the grace to obey the lawful orders and commands of the authorities you have placed over our lives. Allow them to heed Your call, submit to and obey You so that we could fully obey them. You know where You are leading us and we again entrust to You our lives. Give us grace not postpone our obedience, but instead be quick in following You and Your Word. Amen
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