Read Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional for today July 14 2023: Loving Obedience
SCRIPTURE: If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity.-Job 36:11
In her newspaper column in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, Lynn Lawrence wrote, “I’m not sure how old I was when I began obeying my parents for the right reasons. In my early years of childhood my obedience was mostly a result of wanting to avoid potential punishment. Being one of seven children sure gave me lots of opportunities sometimes not to be loving and definitely not obey! At some point, however, without being aware it was happening, my obedience became a byproduct of love for my parents.”1
The Lord wants us to love Him enough to obey without hesitation or vexation. Is there any area of your life currently out of alignment with God’s Word? Be willing to deal with it, asking God to give you the willingness to change, motivated by a growing adoration for Him. That leads to a prosperous life!
A life lived in obedience to God is filled with peace. Praise Him today for the joy that comes from living for Him.
Obedient love also is what we should strive for in our Christian life…. We should all strive to allow God’s love to compel us to serve Him more faithfully and to share the message that Christ died for all.