“This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul…” (Deut. 26:16).
Why does God ask for obedience from us? It is easy to answer this question by simply saying that because that is a part of the covenant agreement between God and humanity. But the true answer lies much deeper than this.
As we read God’s Word and as we begin to prayerfully meditate upon it, we learn that God seeks obedience from His people for one main reason: to help demonstrate, bring about, and maintain a good world whose character is compatible with the character of God Himself. God revealed Himself to us through His Word, and then, through His Son, Jesus the Christ. He continues to reveal Himself to the world by living through us.
By living in obedience to God’s Word through the indwelling presence and power of God’s Holy Spirit, we are able to introduce the power, love, grace, mercy and compassion of God to the world and so much more. We are able to continue to carry forth the legacy of our Heavenly Father and demonstrate to the world that there is still hope for all.
This is the reason for obedience to God…