ObedienceNow we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore, no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become aware of our sin.(Romans 3:19-20)
Have you been silenced by the demands of God’s just logic?
Then you probably have heard of His redemptive grace.
Have you ceased bragging of yourself?
Has the law stopped your boasting in your charitable works?
If not, then you are most probably a moralist.
However, we could not say that you are a believer.
A believer is someone who has undergone the bill’s elimination of their moral integrity.
But if you have stopped, then you most probably have experienced the phenomenal success in His presence, tasting the sweetness of Paul's testimony:
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake, I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God's way of making us right with himself, depends on faith. (Philippians 3:8-9)
As God's children, He only wants what is best for us.
Our lives will only be satisfied as we fulfill the will of God's plan for our lives.
We must be considered Christians wherever we find ourselves.
We should keep His commandments if we genuinely love God.
God does not want us to obey Him, out of compulsion, but out of our grateful hearts to Him.
Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a problem, for that would be of no benefit to you. (Hebrews 13:17)
The essence of our leaders is to help people grow in Christ.
Cooperative followers considerably ease the burden of leadership.
Do your actions make your leaders report joyfully about you?
Everyone needs prayers including our leaders.
Our Christian leaders are exposed to attack from others, pride(if they succeed) and depression(if they fail), and the enemy's constant efforts to destroy their work for God.
They desperately need our prayers.
Do you pray for them—pleading with God for a blessing upon their work?
Do you push them drawing alongside true-hearted brothers and sisters, assuring them your prayers and concern?