“My son, do not forget my law,
But let your heart keep my commands;
For length of days and long life
And peace they will add to you.” (Proverbs 3:1, 2)
Obedience from the heart is the first evidence of belonging. We don’t remember God’s laws and keep his commandments in order to become God’s children. Our perfect and holy Parent longs for obedience that flows from and provides evidence for a relationship of love and trust.
Certainly, we want our children to get along with others, obey house rules, and be kind to their siblings, but unless their good behavior flows from a desire to please God and to live in right relationship with him, we’re just producing a generation of rule-followers.
This Sunday, let’s commit ourselves to obedience that flows from a desire to please our Father and to live in right relationship with him.
Ever trusting for grace,