Responding to God’s Call to Obedience
Sometimes warnings sound like orders.
Examples of Obedience
- Matt. 8:27 -Nature obeyed Christ
- Mark 1:27 -Unclean spirits obeyed Jesus
- Acts 6:7 -Priests were obedient
- Phil. 2:12 – People obeyed the Church
- 1 Pet.3:6 -Sarah obeyed Abraham – do what is right and don’t be frightened
God Calls Israel to Obedience
- Obey God with your heart and soul (vs. 1-5) – Listen to God’s voice. Are you ready to hear God?
- Love God with all your heart and soul (vs. 6-10) – God says as a command love and obey so you will prosper. God has to help us to be his person.
- God’s commands are available (vs. 11-14) – Our failures are due to our choices.
- Choose Life (vs. 15-20) – Love and obey God to have spiritual life.
Hearing God with a Good Heart
- Psalm 81:11-13 – Because they didn’t listen the were destroyed
- Jer 7:23-26 – Are we serious about hearing God?
- Luke 8:15 – The seed bore fruit in hearts that heard the word.
- John 5:24-25. 6:44-45, 8:47, 10:4-5, 10:27-28, 18:37 – These are examples of hearing Jesus’ voice.
- Rev. 3:20 – Hear Jesus voice
—Robert Lee, 12-7-08, p.m.