Every child of God should consider it a matter of importance to obey and serve God. An act of disobedience may incur some bitter consequences. A lesson of disobedience could be learned from one lady in the Bible called Dinah who disobeyed her father and brought much trouble for her family. Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, failed to conduct her business within her family’s jurisdiction where she could be protected. She trespassed into a gentile zone where she became vulnerable. An ungodly man took advantage of the situation and violated her. Dinah’s brothers were raged with the news and decided to take revenge. Meanwhile, the brothers’ action complicated the matter further as the security of the entire family was at risk. Jacob (their father) was forced to take a pragmatic action overnight – He relocated the entire family. The man (Jacob) lamented to his disobedient children, “… You have troubled me by making me obnoxious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and since I am few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and kill me. I shall be destroyed, my household and I” (Genesis 34:30).
God loves obedience; he hates disobedience. Jehovah loves obedient children and will bless them. The Creator will do whatever necessary to protect a person who follows his instructions. The list of the benefits that an obedient child of God can enjoy includes but not limited to joy, peace, and security. In contrast, a disobedient child of God positions himself (or herself) to risk God’s benefits. Someone who disobeys God risks missing his benefits. Satan also can seize a moment of disobedience to attack anyone! The worse part is the fact that a disobedient person limits his/her chances of going to heaven since God considers disobedience as a sin!
Dear God, please help me to love you dearly and help me to obey your instructions so that I can prosper. Let serving you be a convenient task for me! Give me the grace to resist the temptation of disobedience. Please, don’t let Satan take advantage of me; let the Holy Spirit empower and guide me so that I can prosper in every aspect of my life and also qualify for your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.
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