Saturday, July 1, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Obedience Is Rewarded

Saturday July 1

Bible Reading:     Gen. 22: 15 - 19
Topic:         Obedience Is Rewarded

Obedience is the key to fulfilling our destiny. It is total surrender to God's Will and therefore the easiest way of attracting God's blessings to our lives.

In this passage, God was evidently moved by Abraham's obedience and immediately pronounced blessings on him and his posterity.

We know that God abhors human sacrifice and would severely punish all those who indulge in it as the Scripture warns us. However, the pagans in Canaan routinely sacrificed their children to idols, so in asking him to sacrifice his son Isaac, God was testing Abraham's faith in Him to see if he was willing to give up what he valued most as a sign of devotion to Him.

We give total obedience to God only when we completely trust in His love and faithfulness and Abraham passed that test with flying colours.

We can only meaningfully claim that Abraham's blessings are ours when we follow Abraham's example of complete love for, trust in and obedience to God even when it doesn't make sense as in this case.

Such complete (and some would say irrational) obedience to God is the key to unlocking the blessings of God in our lives, families, businesses, careers, ministry, e.t.c.

Help me Lord, to consistently walk in total obedience to Your Word, Amen.

Memory Verse             Gen. 22: 17
"That in blessing, I will bless thee, and in multiplying, I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the stars of the Heaven, and as the upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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