“Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.” Deuteronomy 5:33

Dictionary.com defines Obey like this:

1.to comply with or follow the commands, restrictions, wishes, o rinstructions of:

to obey one’s parents.
2.to comply with or follow (a command, restriction, wish, instruction,etc.).

3.(of things) to respond conformably in action to:

The car obeyed the slightest touch of the steering wheel.
4.to submit or conform in action to (some guiding principle, impulse,one’s conscience, etc.).
verb (used without object)

to be obedient :to agree to obey.

I have had a couple of conversations recently about how some people feel certain things are sin for them, while others do not consider them as sins.

Take drinking alcohol for an example:

Some people say a drink here and there is ok. Others think it’s a sin to drink ANY alcohol.

James 4:17 NIV says, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” 

I read a devotional today and this one sentence grabbed me:

Obedience inspired by faith will lead you where knowledge and intelligence would never dare to go.

What this all boils down to, is if you are obedient to what you feel is right…. AND if you are obedient to the things in the Bible that are CLEARLY sin these things can happen:

1. Your life will change!

2. You will be blessed!

In Luke 11:28 Jesus said: 28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

These are just 2 reasons why we should be obedient in my opinion. Do you have any reasons to add to it? I’d love to hear them.

God bless you today and always!