To Obey Is Obsolete—–Not!

Thanks, Kimmie at Journeytoepiphany for suggesting today’s Brite post!  All morning I have been hearing how Kate and William, the bride and groom in the upcoming royal wedding (royal pain in the neck to some,  hehe,  – and a royal pain in England’s Pocketbook, yikes)  are leaving the ‘obey‘ out of their vows.   Hopefully they know that to love someone is to want to obey them,     therefore obedience doesn’t have to be promised, but is taken as a given.  I still see it as a sign of trouble.  The cumulative worldview is crumbling.  Love and obedience are being snowplowed to the wayside to make room for selfishness and rebelliousness.

And:   Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. John 14:23

“I can guarantee this truth: Whoever obeys what I say will never see death.” John 8:51

Want to obey?  These are essential:  Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.  Matt 22:37  And:   The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”  Mark 12:31

Commanded to Love!  Implored to obey!  How can we not give Him our best shot?!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. journeytoepiphany
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 11:58:11

    Thanks for the shout out, gloryteller! As humans, we are rebellious. Period. We resist obeying from the time we try and stick our wet fingers in the electrical sockets. Did you know one of the definitions for the word Satan is resister? Anywho, great brite!~

    • gloryteller
      Apr 28, 2011 @ 17:00:47

      You’re welcome and thank you. No, i didn’t know that, but it fits. I’m still on “the father of lies’.
      Buzzzzz, ow, that hurt – but maybe it wont hurt on the next outlet……….snap!
      God bless you, Sister of the Briting Movement.

  2. Carol Ann Hoel
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 12:00:20

    There are too few weddings these days that adhere to the old vows. Too bad. You are right, to obey is not obsolete, it’s blessed. My prayers go up for the royal couple. May they love God, one another, and their nation. Blessings to you, Len…

  3. planejaner
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 13:54:13

    beautiful questions to ponder.

    we are so prideful and so filled with falsehoods–we see it as a “loss” to our pride and humanity to agree to obey…not knowing how much we could gain by obeying…

    It’s like a baby grasping onto a lollipop and not letting go…when her Daddy is trying to give her the keys to the entire candy store…

    blessings, and thanks for the food for thought–God’s food!
    jane

    • gloryteller
      Apr 28, 2011 @ 17:28:11

      And He answers, or will answer all our questions in the fullness of His time.
      Good analogy. Daddy knows and tells us what’s best for us. He wants us to do and have what is best for us, but He can’t force the choices upon us. Forced choices and forced love are not choices or love at all. I pray we all begin to trust that when He asks us to drop the lollipop there is good reason – it is poisoned, or it will distract us from a better one, or the taste of it will lead us to worship it instead of Him…..
      Thanks for adding to the discussion, Jane! Now let’s eat!
      Blessings, Len

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