Faith

Blessings Follow Obedience

“…hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die — but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.”
Romans 5:5-10, ESV

God knew Adam and Eve would sin against Him, but He still created them and put them over all living things on the Earth. 

God knew Saul would turn against Him, but He still chose him as the first King of His people. 

Jesus knew Peter would deny Him, but He still considered one of His closest friends. 

Jesus knew Judas was going to betray Him, but He still chose him.

“Adam made his choice. He suffered the consequences of it, and he set the pattern that all humanity was to follow.”  – Billy Graham

God loves us desperately. Desperately enough to never give up on us even when we betray Him. Desperately enough to allow us to learn from our mistakes. 

Blessings follow obedience. When we fall it’s because we did not follow God’s original plan. 

Yet, even in our disobedience God shines through and meets us where we are. 

There is grace for when we mess up. Just because we have grace does not mean we can abuse the privilege. 

How will you choose to live in obedience rather than disobedience?