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Simply Obey

Author: UEC Team
Date: July 7, 2016

Bible Meditation

[ecko_quote source="Isaiah 55:8"]For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD.[/ecko_quote]

Devotional Thought

The Bible is not primarily a book to be explained; it is first and foremost a book to be believed and obeyed. Whether you understand it or not, when God says it, you just simply obey it. Just consider when we take medicines, flying in aircraft and driving a car, did it require us to understand entire technology and formulas before we sit back and go forward. I think absolutely not, we just take the medicine as prescribed, board the plane and drive the car having full faith in those created matters. But we often times struggle to put our trust and believe in our Lord who created everything.

And don't substitute human reasoning for obedience. So many times we like to tell God how He ought to do things. I can imagine those early disciples when Saul was making havoc of the church and carrying Christians off to prison and death. I imagine there were much praying, “Oh, God, do something about Saul. Strike him dead.” But God didn't want to strike him dead. God struck him alive! And aren't you glad He did?

Action Point

Isn't it strange how God works? You see, our ways and God's ways are so different. This is when we have to say, “I will trust You and obey.” Trust and obey; For there's no other way; To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey.

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