Sunday, May 3, 2009

Being Robert Ellis

The Seeds of Blessing III: Appropriating the Blessing

Obedience is not a bad word, even though we have made it such. Our obedience should come from understanding the love of God which is reflected in "line upon line and precept upon precept" in Scripture. There are blessings in obedience. But we must be both "willing and obedient." Scripture tells us in Isaiah 1:19, "If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land." This simply means that your willingness and obedience will bring prosperity. Willingness and obedience is how we appropriate the seeds of blessing.

But many of us do not want to submit to anything or anyone. Submission, however, is not an oppressive force. It's a powerful mutual force to obtain a goal; it's cooperative. The Apostle Peter tells us "all" in 1 Peter 5:5 to "be submissive to one another and be clothed in humility." Many of us will not succeed because we will not submit to one another and humble ourselves at home or work; yet, we want our homes to be peaceful and we want to get a promotion at work. We must learn to submit one to another in love.

God is love.

2 comments:

James Oh said...

Beautiful written, Sis. Blessings to you.

That is exactly true meaning of Bible:-

B y abiding to His Word
I t will
B ring you the
L ife of
E ternity

By believing in Him, you have fulfilled the Law.

Grace and peace to you, Sis Judith.

judith ellis said...

James Oh - I like your meaning of the Bible; I must say, as I am sure you know, it is interpreted by many in many ways.

Many blessings to you too, dear James.