Psalm 112:1 -NKJV- Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the
Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!
Ecclesiastes 12:13 -BSB- Fear God and keep His commandments, because
this is the whole duty of man.
seems strange that after all Moses and Aaron had done, they wouldn’t be
allowed to enter and enjoy the promised land. But when Moses and Aaron
brought water from the rock by striking it, they tried to improve on God’s
improvable plan. God could not reward them for failing to believe in and
honor Him. Moses and Aaron learned a hard lesson that day: No one is exempt
from obeying God. (see Numbers 20:1-3)
Being faithful is an ongoing, everyday battle. God will be exceedingly
pleased with your victory. jk
Obedience matters - if you have not obeyed God’s plan of salvation for
this dispensation yet, then don’t, delay it.
Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:3 “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless
one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
And we can read in Acts 2:37-38 about this New Birth experience: Now
when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and
the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Then Peter
said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name
of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift
of the Holy Spirit.”
Have you already obeyed the Gospel? The Bible tells us in 1 Samuel 15:22:
Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as
in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
and to heed than the fat of rams.
Additional Verses for Study: Exodus 19:5; Proverbs 19:16; Isaiah 1:19;
Jeremiah 7:23; Luke 11:28; John 14:15; Acts 5:32; 1 Corinthian 10:4; Philippians
2:12; Hebrews 5:5-11; 1 John 2:17, 5:2-3