It is not always easy to obey the Bible–actually, sometimes it’s quite hard. Oh, to obey some scriptures comes easy, and, with smiling faces, we quote them and testify to their beauty as we eagerly tell of our willingness to “fall in line” with God and His precepts.
Today, I was encouraged and uplifted when I learned of a young man who recently obeyed God’s Word in a situation when it surely was difficult for him. His spirit was no doubt elevated because he explicitly obeyed God’s Word.
Consider these words of Jesus: “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.” Matthew 5:24
My young friend was deep in sincere prayer when God reminded him of a troubling situation. He rose from his knees, went to the phone and telephoned the person with whom he considered there to be a problem.
It encouraged me to hear that today. My own spirit was lifted as I considered that there are many people in this world who take seriously God’s Word and His instructions. Help me, God, to read your word, and to listen carefully as you speak to me.
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