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Obedience

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Transformation #5—Fearful Transformation

Evil individuals are rebellious to the core. They do not fear God, for they are too proud. The words of their mouths are treacherous and troubling; they never consider doing good … How happy is the person who fears Yahweh, who takes great delight in obeying his commands. Psalm 36:1–3; 112:1 Fearing God will transform … Continue reading

Transformation #4—Holy Transformation

Fix your hopes totally on the grace which will be yours when Jesus Christ reappears. As obedient children, do not conform yourselves to what you desired when you were ignorant, but, like the Holy One who called you, you be holy in all your behavior. 1 Peter 1:14–15 Almighty God, who was revealed through the … Continue reading

Success #3—The Means of Success

Moses said, “Meditate on these instructions day and night, so that you will be careful to do according to all that is written; for then you will make your way prosperous and have success.” Joshua 1:8 Sometimes we pay attention to the last words of great people—especially if they are old—hoping to hear a snippet … Continue reading

Humility #7—Tested Humility

He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, … that he might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Eternal … that he might test you, to do good for … Continue reading

Humility #2—Exalting Humility

Jesus humbled himself in that he became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God highly exalted him, and bestowed on him the name which is above every name. Philippians 2:8–9 Humility is so difficult to motivate that God promises extravagant benefits to us if we will manifest that frame … Continue reading

Strength #7 — Obedient Strength

Your own eyes have seen all the great work the Eternal did. Therefore keep every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and possess the land into which you are about to cross. Deuteronomy 11:7–8 The old proverb says, “If you lift the calf every day, … Continue reading

Holiness #4 — Holy Results

Present your members as slaves to righteousness for the purpose of holiness … and its outcome, eternal life. Romans 6:19–22 One way to paraphrase this wonderful promise is: If we do what accords with God’s design for people, we will become truly valuable to the lives we touch, which will yield the benefit of eternal … Continue reading

Holiness #2 — Instrumental Holiness

If anyone cleanses himself from wickedness, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:21 Cleanliness is a means of holiness. In the operating suite, the surgical staff sterilizes all the equipment; they make it holy. Unsterilized equipment is not useful to the surgeon, … Continue reading

To Make Us Strong #7 — Obedient Strength

Your own eyes have seen all the great work the Eternal did. Therefore keep every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and possess the land into which you are about to cross. Deuteronomy 11:7-8 The old proverb says, “If you lift the calf every day, … Continue reading