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Obedience Is The Key To Everything

Do you ever wonder why other Christians seem to be ahead of you and above you? Do you feel like you miss the blessings of God? Do you wonder what is missing in your relationship with the Lord? Do you wonder why Christians who are not as wise or intelligent as you are have a better relationship with the Lord than you do?

Oswald Chambers:

The golden rule for understanding spiritually is not intellect, but obedience. If a man wants scientific knowledge curiosity is his guide, but if he wants insight into what Jesus Christ teaches, he can only get it by obedience. If things are dark to me, then I may be sure there is something I will not do. Intellectual darkness comes through ignorance; spiritual darkness comes because of something I do not intend to obey. . . . No man ever receives a word from God without instantly being put to the test over it. We disobey and then wonder why we don*t go on spiritually. . . . When Jesus brings a thing home by His word, don*t shirk it. If you do, you will become a religious humbug. Watch the things you shrug your shoulders over, and you will know why you do not go on spiritually. First go . . . at the risk of being thought fanatical you must obey what God tells you.

Proverbs 16:3: Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

John 7:1: If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

In a human sense it is wise for us to have a plan and then execute the plan. In God*s economy willing obedience always comes before His wisdom is completely revealed and before His best blessings flow to us.

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