Obeying the Word

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Many people know some Bible verses. Perhaps the Golden Rule, the Lord’s Prayer, or Psalm 23. They may have heard Bible verses at weddings, funerals, or special occasions, or when singing Christmas carols. This kind of knowledge may provide comfort, but the Law stated that God expected a different attitude toward His Word. To make the Word the foundation for our lives. The standards by which we are to live.

He required His people not just to know the Word but to give assent to it. This meant acknowledging that they had heard the words, but also that they promised to do them. To put them into practice.

Here, and throughout the Bible, God was teaching that words have power. That His principles are true in every situation. We can benefit when we obey them, or be penalized by ignoring or violating them. In any case, we will experience the consequence of our actions.

This is important as we go into life. God does not want us just to react to situations, and wonder why. He wants us to realize the power in His Word, and ,live according to its principles, and apply its truths. When we do so we will be blessed.

It is also important to remember that just knowing the Law (or repeating a few words) is not enough. We must apply them, and put them into practice, being obedient to them, and living according to them.

In your life, realize the importance of knowing God’s Word. Hide His Word in your heart (Psalm 119:11). Speak the Word, and declare its promises to be true in your life. And never forget to be a doer of the Word (James 1:23).