Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

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“If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures”.  (Job 36:11 KJV)

man and his dogIn continuation of our devotions on ‘The Whole Duty of Man’, this week we look at obedient to God’s commandment. God’s commandments are yokes: Easy yokes that are meant to shape our lives, destroy our pride, curb our excesses and make us better people. By virtue of our position as children of God, obedient to God’s commandment is not optional; it is mandatory because that is what makes us to be good Christians. Show me a Christian who does not obey God’s commandment and I will show you a mere hypocrite who does not love God.
In John 14:15, Jesus said “if you love me keep my commandment”. The true test of our love for God is doing what the scripture says. When we apply the scripture to every situation of our life, we become a better person.
Obedient to God’s commandments brings prosperity (Job 36:11). Have you been wondering how to prosper in this world, follow what God says to you. Obey the scripture to the letter and I’m sure God will bless you.

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.  (Deuteronomy 28:2 KJV)

Sometimes obedient to God’s commandment will bring you in conflict to the worldly way of life. People around you may want you to do what they want but it is left for you to stick to your God and despise the wish of the people. That was what happened to Joseph when Potipher’s wife wanted to take him to bed. Joseph’s refusal marked a turning point in his life – though he was innocently punished but God glorified him thereafter (Genesis 39:7-23, 41:39-41).

Unlike Joseph, God sent Saul to completely destroy the Amalekites and all they have (1Samuel 15:2-3) but Saul chose to do it partially after listening to his people (1Samuel 15:20-21). God rejected and dishonoured him for his disobedience: He took his kingdom and gave it to his servant, David.

Beloved, selective obedience like that of Saul does not have a place in the kingdom of God. It is either you are obeying God or disobeying him, each has its own reward. Remember however, that you have an obligation laid upon you; “fear God and obey his commandment”. This is your whole duty.

Salvation First!
Obedient to God’s commandment start from accepting God’s only Son as both Lord and Saviour. Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. You cannot claim to be a child of God until you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you are ready to follow Jesus as from today, please click here to say a short prayer of salvation and be born again.
Devotion Prayer
Lord of heaven and the earth, I commit my life into your hand, please give the grace to obey you in all things in Jesus name. 

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