Posts tagged with ‘Obedience’

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8/5/21 OBEDIENCE TO GOD OFFERS THE WAY OUT OF OUR FUTILITY

by Barry Lovett

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 Great victories are won when ordinary people execute their assigned tasks. Spiritual battles must be fought with the very weapons hardest to wield at the time: prayer, meditation, self-examination, and repentance.  Perhaps you sense […]

7/29/21 OBEDIENCE IS ANOTHER WORD FOR LOVE AND LOYALTY

by Barry Lovett

“This is love that we walk according to His commandments.” II John 1:6. Our rebellious willful streaks often lead to unhappy outcomes.  In anger, Moses struck the rock to get water rather than just speak to it as God had commanded.  In doing so he forfeited the privilege of entering the Promised Land with his people (Numbers 20:7-12). […]

6/2/21 A SMALL STEP OF OBEDIENCE IS A GIANT STEP TO BLESSING

by Barry Lovett

“I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.”  Psalm 119:75 God has given moral boundaries in His Word for us to live within.  He gave them not to frustrate us but so that by keeping within them we may enjoy His blessing. God told Israel through Moses, “I have […]

5/12/21 IF WE OBEY GOD’S CALLING, HE WILL PROVIDE THE NEEDED STRENGTH

by Barry Lovett

“…beside the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches.”  II Corinthians 11:28 There’s a price to becoming involved in the struggles of others.  Paul experienced this in his work planting churches and sharing the gospel. Despite the pressures that come from caring about, and for other people Paul found that […]