...but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith...
Thoughts for Today:If we trust Christ we will obey Him. In John 10:27, Jesus said, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." Therefore, obedience is the work and fruit of faith. Or as Paul puts it, "the obedience that comes from faith."
One of my favorite hymns is "Trust and Obey" by John Sammis. It sums up Paul's point rather nicely:
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we'll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Questions to Ponder:Do you have an obedience problem? If so, you might want to take a close look at what you believe about Jesus. How is your faith expressed by obedience to His Word? What needs to change in your life?