Obedience to God
Obeying God is a fundamental part of the Christian life, but the straight and narrow is often an uphill climb. Who we obey reveals who we honor and value.
Day One: The Importance of Obedience
Obedience to God proves our love for Him (1 John 5:2-3), demonstrates our faithfulness to Him (1 John 2:3-6), glorifies Him in the world (1 Peter 2:12), and opens avenues of blessing for us (John 13:17)...
For more, see: "How does obeying God make us His friend?"
Day Two: Submitting to God
In all the New Testament incidences where the word submit occurs, the word is translated from the Greek word hupotasso. The hupo means "under" and the tasso means "to arrange." This word and a root of it are also translated by the words subject and subjection...
Day Three: Two Natures
The first problem that comes up with this question is one of semantics. For example, many prefer "sin nature," others prefer "sinful nature," and still others prefer the ambiguous "flesh." Whatever the specific names used for the warring parties, what is relevant is that an ongoing battle rages within the Christian...
For more, see: "Obedience and Human Nature: Of Chopsticks and Forks"
Day Four: Pursuing Righteousness
Proverbs 15:9 says, “The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.” If God wants us to pursue righteousness, then what about verses such as Romans 3:10 that say, “There is none righteous, no not one”?...
Day Five: Honoring God
Every Christian wants to honor God. Wouldn’t it be nice if everything we did, without exception, brought honor to Him? But can a Christian reach the point of no sin? Is it reasonable to expect that over time we can grow spiritually to the point that we never stumble?...
Day Six: The Law of Christ
Galatians 6:2 states, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” What exactly is the law of Christ, and how is it fulfilled by carrying each other’s burdens? While the law of Christ is also mentioned in 1 Corinthians 9:21...
Day Seven: The Old Testament Law
The key to understanding the relationship between the Christian and the Law is knowing that the Old Testament law was given to the nation of Israel, not to Christians. Some of the laws were to reveal to the Israelites how to obey and please God (the Ten Commandments, for example)...
For more, see: "What about the Christian and the Law?"
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