Obedience Brings the Blessing
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:8)
True humility is marked by obedience to God. God may ask us to do things we would rather not do, but when we do them despite our opinions or feelings, we are walking in true humility. When people choose to disobey God, they are often caught up in pride. They probably told God, “I’m not doing that,” or they simply ignored the Holy Spirit’s leading because they were thinking too much about themselves.
The phrases, “Well, I thought” or "I felt like," come from a prideful attitude. The Bible tells us that pride comes before a fall, so if we hear ourselves use those phrases with God, we’d better look out. When God tells us what to do, the best answer is, “Yes, Sir!” What we think or feel doesn’t matter. What God says and how God directs is what should matter the most.
Jesus was so obedient that He was willing to be put to death on the cross. Even when Jesus didn’t “feel” it, He was ready to go through it for the sake of accomplishing God's will.
Will you be humble by following God even when you don’t “feel” like it?
Will you decide to follow Christ’s example of obedience?
Being willing and obedient connects you to the great blessings of God. Don’t miss God’s best for your life, decide to follow His leading and His Word, and don't make any decision on your own.
Practical Application – Pray a dangerous prayer today and ask God what He wants you to do that might be uncomfortable. As you obey His Word and His leading, you will see great blessings!
Romans 5:19; Isaiah 1:19