Christian living

Trust and obey

One of the greatest themes throughout the Bible is obedience. It may not blatantly stated however it is implied by every hero in the Bible that showed great faith. It is because of their trust in God, their ability to do what God said and their belief that it was for the greater good that they succeeded.

One example would be of Jesus’ disciple, Peter.

Matthew 14 vs 28-31:   28And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” 31And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

When Peter saw Jesus walking on the water, he wanted to join Jesus. Jesus told Peter to, “Come.” Thinking about it now, it is absolutely absurd that any one person can call another onto water and join them. Absolutely crazy right! However, Peter was obedient and he trusted that Jesus was not going to let him drown. He showed great faith through obedience. It is only when he doubted that he began to sink, but Jesus still did not let him drown.

Romans8Likewise, sometimes God may ask us to do absolutely crazy things. We may fail to see exactly how it will benefit us and all that we can see is the bad that can come from it. However, take the situation as an opportunity to exercise your faith and obey God’s direction. Trust and obey God and He will not let you sink as you have been called according to his purpose.

“Trust and obey, for there is no other way, to be happy with Jesus but to trust and obey.” ~ John H. Sammis, 1887

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