Read: Ezekiel 9:1-11
- “I have done as you commanded (v11).” It’s a simple statement, but it’s reflective of the heart that any believer should want to possess. After all, how many of us can say about anything we’re involved in that we’ve done what was expected? It’s hard to live up to the responsibilities we have in any arena, much less as it occurs with God.
- Obedience to God is any Jesus follower’s goal. Whether it’s a call to pray, the command to be baptized, the invitation to trust, the example of generosity…it’s all what we seek to do, to imitate and obey Jesus. Not every request is easy, but all are significant.
- Everything God asks from us is right and good. Everything is for our benefit and for the advancement of the Kingdom. But not everything is something we want to do. Ultimately the challenge is one of trust. Do we trust God to know what is best? Do we trust Him to only require what is best? Do we believe that He is always seeking our best interest? Obedience will come when we live in the confidence that His will is supreme.
- Read 2 Timothy 4:7-8.
- Write down the last act of obedience you performed. Was it hard? Why?
- Commit to doing what you are asked the next time God speaks through His word or His Spirit.
Pray: Ask God to make it clear to you when He is speaking. Pray for an obedient spirit. Pray that God works through you to influence the people around you.