January 3 – Obedience

Luke 6:27-49; Genesis 6:1-7:24; Psalm 3

I have a problem. I know what Jesus wants, and I just don’t do it. It may be inconvenient. It may seem like it’s more fun to do it a different way. I just decide to do things my way, instead of God’s way. To me, and those like me, Jesus says, “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and don’t do what I say?” (Luke 6:46) So many people get upset about the idea of grace or works. While we can’t do anything to become a Christian, other than accept God’s gift, we should be obedient once we become a follower of Christ. We don’t do that to maintain favor with God; we do what He says because we love Him and knows He wants the best for us.

Lord, I’m so stubborn sometimes. I know what You want and how You want me to do things, yet I still seek to do things my own way. Continue to remind me that You are Lord and that You want what’s best for me.

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I am a retired Middle School Teacher. I share each day what God is teaching me from reading His word hoping that people can benefit from reading what God has taught me.
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