A Moment To Praise 6.8.20

Joyce Lochinger

Joyce Lochinger, Gravel Hill Worship Leader


Scripture gives us many examples of Godly directives for our lives. For our moment today, I thought I would investigate the Biblical question of obedience.

A Moment To Praise 6.8.20 in Scripture

One of the first questions about obedience to God from people both in the church and those who are not is this: Why should I be concerned about being under the authority of God? In this world, we as human beings have a very high opinion of our own intelligence and are very egocentric. So, why should we be worried about falling on our knees to God and giving Him authority over our lives? Scripture tells us:

Deuteronomy 11:26-28 – See, today I am letting you choose a blessing or a curse.  You will be blessed if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today. But you will be cursed if you disobey the commands of the Lord your God. So do not disobey the commands I am giving you today, and do not worship other gods you do not know.

This scripture clearly states that we need to submit to God with our eyes, our ears, our lips, our minds, our hearts and our bodies. Every aspect of our lives should be a clear reflection of Jesus Christ. That means we should be aware of what our eyes look at, what our ears hear, what our mouths speak, what our minds focus on, what our hearts desire and what we physically do with our bodies.

Paying attention to all of this is no small task. Being in control of ourselves in all of these areas surely will take every ounce of energy and time that we have available. The Holy Spirit will be working overtime in our lives to keep us focused on the things of God and not those of this world. Being obedient to Him will lead to blessings from God. That is what I’m hoping for in my life: God’s blessing.

Obedience to God also shows our love for Him. 

So…who am I supposed to love?

1 John 5:2 This is how we know we love God’s children: when we love God and obey his commands.

When we obey God’s instructions for our life, we are proving that we love God. Notice the scripture says that when we obey God’s commands, we not only show love for God but we also show love for God’s children. God’s children are all of humankind. It is important for us to love God and God also wants us to know that equally important to Him is the fact that we love our neighbors as ourselves.

Mark 12:30-31.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and

 with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 

 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.”

God has only two requirements for us in this passage. Love Him, and love one another no matter who they are. It doesn’t matter if you agree with them, or if you don’t. It doesn’t matter if you come from different cultures or you don’t, just love them. Let God handle everything else. That’s what really matters.

God wants us to focus on Him.  When you are living for Him within your thoughts and when all of your actions are centered around Him, you will never fall victim to the evil in this world. Not only that, but the outcome of focusing on God is that you will naturally love others as well. And in love there is no room for hate. One of the best thing to remember – Love God, Love People – this is a motto that we as Christians should be espousing.

A Moment To Praise 6.8.20 in Song
Danny Gokey – Love God Love People (Lyric Video) ft. Michael W. Smith

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Have a great week! God Bless!