#1 October 9, 5:27 pm
The Value of Obedience

Proverbs 2:1-6

Despite Peter's vast fishing experience, he returned from a night's work
with nothing to show for his efforts. It's quite possible that the Lord's
to let the nets down one more time struck him as unreasonable—after all,
Peter and his partners were the professionals. Nevertheless, the fisherman
and his obedience blessed many.

Scripture demonstrates that divine plans often defy human logic. For
instance, who would design a battle strategy that involved only marching
and shouting?
God told Joshua to conquer Jericho that way, and doing so proved successful
(Josh. 6:1-5).

Moses is another example. When he felt unsure about his leadership
potential, the Lord gave reassurance in an unusual way—by telling him to
throw down his
walking stick. When Moses obeyed, God powerfully confirmed His choice of
leader (Ex. 4:1-3).

Our Father may ask us to do something that seems illogical—perhaps to accept
more responsibility when we were hoping to reduce our workload, to leave a
position that He provided just recently, or to take on an assignment for
which we feel ill-equipped. His plan might feel unrealistic in view of our
stage of life, or health concerns. We must press forward in obedience,
regardless of how impractical the request may appear.

To grasp the importance of obeying, think about children receiving
instructions from parents or teachers. Careful listening is needed for the
task to be
done safely and properly. Some steps may seem pointless, but the rationale
often becomes clear later. Always make obeying God your priority.
HOLY JAMZ Christian Kingdom
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