Jeremiah 17: 24, 25 but if you are careful to obey me, declares the Lord, and bring no load through the gates of this city on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy by not doing any work on it, then kings who sit on David’s throne will come through the gates on this city with their officials. They and their officials will come riding in chariots and on horses, accompanied by the men of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited forever.
Prayer: Lord God, may we be faithful to those commands you have given us.
Thought for the day: Honoring the store pick-up list has saved many relationships.
I Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
Prayer: Lord God, may our faithfulness to your word bring you pleasure.
Thought for the day: The best lawyer honors the letter of the last will and testament.
Acts 5:29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men.”
Prayer: Lord God, when we must choose, give us strength to always choose to obey you.
Thought for the day: Why do children playing board games invent their own rules?
Romans 6:17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted.
Prayer: Lord God, may our obedience be wholehearted.
Thought for the day: Half-hearted obedience is a child’s downfall.
2 Corinthians 2:9 the reason I wrote to you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.
Prayer: Lord God, when our leaders test our obedience, may we prove faithful to you.
Thought for the day: Living with the consequences of disappointment is often easier than living with the consequences of disobedience.
Hebrews 5: 8, 9 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Prayer: Lord God, we give thanks for the obedience of Jesus.
Thought for the day: Obedience is a choice.
I Peter 4:16, 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God, and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And, “if it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”
Prayer: Lord God, we would obey the one who lovingly gave us mercy and grace.
Thought for the day: Love is the grease that allows the wheel of obedience to turn freely.
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