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Why Obey? - Lisa Clark

“Because I said so.” 

Have you ever said these 4 words? Bet you have.  Me, too.  Guilty.

For heaven’s sake, it’s a commandment from the Lord! “Honor your father and your mother!” (Exodus 20:12)

But better yet, taking time with our children to explain that the true blessings from the Lord are in the obedience.  There is no condemnation in obedience, no guilt, just freedom. 

Proverbs 97:11-12 – “Light is sown for the righteous and strewn along their pathway, and joy for the upright in heart (the irrepressible joy which comes from consciousness of His favor and protection).  Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness. “

Instead of saying, “Because I said so.”   Maybe we could say something like this…"do you like to see where you’re going?”... “Yes”... “Then if you want to walk in light, you must live a righteous, upright life.  God will show you the way as you are obedient to Him (and us).”

There are many passages in God’s word that deal with obedience and the blessings that result from His directive.  Man’s sin nature will always be bent towards self.  Always.  We must be CONSUMED with His presence and leading to take the road less traveled through obedience.  Daily consumption.