Scripture to Read: 1 Thessalonians 4:2
Today the question is not whether we know what God has commanded us to do. The real question we need to ask ourselves every day is, “Are we obeying what God has commanded us to do?” All of God’s Word was given, not for mere knowledge but that we would walk according to the knowledge our Lord has given us. God has given us His Holy Spirit to live in us so we can have a full understanding of His Word. God also uses preachers and teachers in our lives to guide us through His Truth. The problem with far too many Christians, here in the USA, is that once we read His Word or hear His Word taught or preached, we quickly forget His Word. If we cannot remember what we have read or been taught, then there is no way we will obey His Word. God challenges us with this same Truth in James 1:21-25, but let’s take special note of verses 23-25; “23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.” We must be doers of what He has commanded us to do.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about the commandments He has given to us?
2. Who will you lovingly challenge this week about walking in obedience to our Lord and His Word?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!