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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Obedience unlocks Understanding

Doing God’s will (obedience) unlocks more of God’s will.

"If anyone chooses to do God's will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own." --Jesus, John 7:17 NIV

Rick Warren says it this way, “Obedience unlocks understanding.”

Another writer says, “Kinship with Jesus is demonstrated not by correct doctrine but by doing God’s will. Membership in God’s kingdom is demonstrated not by good intentions but by the actual execution of God’s will.”

But are we not saved by faith? Yes, but faith that leads to good works. James writes, “Faith without works is dead." In other words, it’s no faith at all.

Therefore, obedience that flows from faith pleases God and leads to a better understanding of His will.

Want to know God's will? Go ahead and do what you already know is His will. As you do that, more of His will will come into focus. Just make sure you do that too!