Obedience Matters

Living a life that pleases God doesn’t come automatically.

Living life so God sees Jesus in us requires something of us: obedience. Accepting Jesus and what he did for us on the cross puts us in God’s good graces (after all, we are saved by His grace), but it doesn’t automatically mean we’re going to live our lives the way God wants us to. God didn’t force you to accept Jesus, and He’s not going to force you to live like Jesus. But He is asking.

More than anything else, God wants us to imitate Jesus in our lives. he wants us to look at each situation we encounter and ask the question, “What would Jesus do? Professor Dallas Willard put it this way: “Live your life the way Jesus would live your life is He had your life to live.” The best way we know to do that is to know what Jesus said and did, and then go out and do it.

Follow God’s example in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love for others, following the example of Christ, who loved you and gave himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins. Ephesians 5:1-2

Posted on April 5, 2014, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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