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We are now living in digital realities. And we could that the world is not the same 10 years ago. Many a people are outdating the obedience to God’s laws which may seem burdensome in digital era. However, we, Christians are still up to recognize that obeying God’s laws brings immense benefits to our lives, both spiritually and practically than that of the revolutionized belief on science and technology. In this post, I want to point out the advantages of obedience, supported by biblical references.

A. Guidance and Direction

When we choose to obey God’s laws, we invite His guidance and direction into our lives. As Psalm 119:105 says, ‘Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.’ God’s laws serve as a compass, leading us in the right direction amidst the uncertainties of life.

Furthermore, by obeying God’s laws, we align ourselves with His divine wisdom. Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds us, ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.’ Obedience opens the doors to clarity, purpose, and a life guided by the One who knows us better than we know ourselves.

B. Protection and Blessings

God’s laws are not meant to restrict us but to protect us. Just as a loving parent sets boundaries for their child’s safety, God’s laws are designed to shield us from harm and guide us towards blessings. Deuteronomy 28:1-2 affirms this, saying, ‘If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all His commands…all these blessings will come on you and accompany you.’

Moreover, obedience to God’s laws brings us under His divine protection. Psalms 91:14 declares, ‘Because he loves me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name.’ By walking in obedience, we are enveloped in God’s loving embrace, shielded from the snares of the enemy, and positioned to receive His abundant blessings.

C. Spiritual Growth and Transformation

Obedience is not just about following rules; it is a catalyst for spiritual growth and transformation. As we obey God’s laws, we develop a deeper intimacy with Him. Jesus Himself said in John 14:23, ‘Anyone who loves Me will obey My teaching. My Father will love them, and We will come to them and make our home with them.’

Furthermore, obedience cultivates character and builds our faith. In James 1:22, we are exhorted to be doers of the Word, not merely hearers. It is through obedience that our faith is tested, refined, and strengthened. As we walk in obedience, we become more like Christ, reflecting His love, grace, and righteousness to the world around us.

Conclusion

Obedience to God’s laws may not always be easy, but the rewards far outweigh the challenges. By embracing obedience, we invite God’s guidance, protection, blessings, and experience spiritual growth and transformation. Let us remember the words of 1 John 5:3, ‘In fact, this is love for God: to keep His commands. And His commands are not burdensome.’ So, let us choose obedience, trusting that God’s plans for our lives are far greater than we can ever imagine.

By Roge Sison

An ordained clergy of The United Methodist Church.

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