HEAR AND OBEY EQUALS BLESSING
He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”—Luke 11:28
What is God saying to you through His Word? Are you listening? Do you understand? Will you obey? Jesus said it is those who not only hear the Word of God, but those who do it— they are the ones who are blessed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JK_6osCH74
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” —Matthew 7:24-27 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlPMld7ScU0
It is dangerous and destructive to hear God’s Word and not be obedient to Him. James 1:22 tells us it is self deception to hear God’s Word and not obey Him. But for the one who hears and obeys God’s Word, there is freedom and blessing (James 1:25). “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32). Blessing and freedom only comes through obedience to God’s Word. May we be faithful to what our Lord God Almighty is saying to us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z34NAOYsqQ
Dear Father, may I be faithful to what You are saying to me. I know You can be fully trusted and may I be obedient to You. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it!