Bible Verse: Genesis 28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
Have you ever made a decision to obey God as a way of life? I’m not talking about obeying once in a while but in every area to the best of your knowledge and ability. Or do you find that there are times when you struggle to do what you know is right thus making it difficult to adhere to his principles? There may be times when it is easy to discern between what is right and what is wrong and not a part of His plan. In fact, you may actually obey Him at crucial junctures because you want His best. Other times, you may feel as if you are being pulled aside by disobedience simply because you did not do your homework in prayer and the study of God’s Word.
Success comes by unlocking favour through a decision to totally obey God’s laws and principles. After God promised Jacob that he would give him and his seed the land of Canaan, he responded by making a vow to worship God. That commitment to worship was less about praise but more about offering to God the highest level of worship: total obedience to His law’s and principles. Very often we celebrate the promise without recognizing that walking into it requires total obedience. Jacob understood this well hence his success. The doors that you will need to be opened to get to the other side will necessitate the favour of God and that will be linked to your obedience. Keep focused on total obedience.
Life Application: Honour the laws and principles of God at all cost.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I am not always obedient to you words and principles. Help me to walk in obedience in every area of my life. Help me to lean on your wisdom instead of my understanding. In Jesus name, amen.
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