Blessed Obedience

Luke 11:28 ~ “Blessed … are those who hear the word of God and obey it.
A woman in the crowd recognized the depth of Jesus’ teaching and thought He was a fine example. His mother was surely proud and she was overwhelmed enough with His family’s honor to shout it out to the listening crowd.
Jesus, however, took this common concept of “blessedness” and pointed it in the right direction. True blessedness, He says, is not about family honor. It is a matter of obeying the Word of God. Obedience is an elusive issue for us. We are obedient to the Word up to a point. Obedience “up to a point” is ultimately disobedience; it demonstrates that we hold some masters to be higher than the Lord. We can create the illusion of obedience by doing everything right UNTIL doing right conflicts with our convenience. But, when convenience supersedes obedience, we have found out true idols.
Pastor Andy Lambert

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