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8 Bible Verses about Obedience to God

8 Bible Verses about Obedience to God

God is our Father and wants us to be happy Submitting ourselves to his will is the best way to find joy and peace. However, we have free will, and we often deny God’s will in favor of our own feelings and plans. When we rebel against God, we stray from the wonderful plan that he made when he created us. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11). That's why we ought to choose his path. Jesus also tells us, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.” (John 14:23) Here are 8 bible passages to encourage us not to fear letting Jesus guide us, he is our shepherd.

8 Verses from Scripture about Obedience to God

Our Father deserves honor and respect

“If I am a father, where is the honor due me?  If I am a master, where is the respect due me?’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘It is you priests who show contempt for my name.” (Malachi 1:6)

We should obey because he has prepared everything

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)

Speaking is not enough, we must obey 

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)

Listen to his voice, God knows us perfectly

You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.” (Psalms 139:2-4)

Let us follow his path, God will take care of us

“Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.  Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you. Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him.” (Deuteronomy 8:4-6)

God will lead us on a path of peace

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” (Psalms 23:1-3)

Trust in God’s plan

“By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” (Hebrews 11:7-8)

Obey to stay on His path

 “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 14:12)

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