The Eternal Goal Reached Through Obedience to God
Genesis 22:16-17; Romans 6:16; Galatians 5:1
11-17-20, Archives Oswald Chambers -- We see in Genesis 22:16-17 that Abraham, at this point, has reached where he is in touch with the very nature of God. He now understands the reality of God. My goal is God Himself… At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.
“At any cost…by any road” means submitting to God’s way of bringing us to the goal. Matthew 7:13-14
There is no possibility of questioning God when He speaks, if He speaks to His own nature in me. Prompt obedience is the only result. When Jesus says:
"Come,” I simply come; when He says, “Let go,” I let go; when He says, “Trust God in this matter,” I trust. This work of obedience is the evidence that the nature of God is in me.
It's through the discipline of obedience that I get to the place where Abraham was and I see who God is. God will never be real to me until I come face to face with Him in Jesus Christ. Then I will know and can boldly proclaim, “In all the world, my God, there is none but Thee, there is none but Thee.” Psalm 73:25
The promises of God are of no value to us until, through obedience, we come to understand the nature of God. We may read some things in the Bible everyday for a year and they may mean nothing to us. Then, because we have been obedient to God in some small detail, we suddenly see what God means and His nature is instantly opened up to us.
All the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen…” (2 Corinthians 1:20).
Our “Yes” must be born of obedience; when by obedience we ratify a promise of God by saying, “Amen,” or, “So be it.” That promise becomes ours. Source
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
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