Matthew 7:21 (KJV) Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord!” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father in heaven.
Obedience to God is determined, not by words, but by our actions. Talking about character-building is easy; living righteously is far more difficult, especially in today’s temptation-filled world. How are you doing with character?
Since the Lord created Adam and Eve, we human beings have been rebelling against our Creator. Why? Because we are unwilling to trust God’s Word, and we are unwilling to follow the Lord’s instructions. God has given us a guidebook for righteous living called the Holy Bible. But, if we choose to ignore God’s commandments, the results are as predictable as they are unfortunate.
When you’re faced with a difficult choices or a powerful temptation, seek God’s counsel and trust the counsel the Lord gives. Invite God into your heart and live according to His commandments. When you do, you will be blessed today, tomorrow, and forever. Obedience to the Lord leads to spiritual growth.
Point to ponder – Are you growing in the Lord? Just remember a great measure of growing in the Lord is to find yourself living in obedience. Have a great weekend!
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