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Worship is Obedience //

Pride. The number one stumbling block of man. Too often we think we have everything under control, that the reason everything is going so well is because we can handle it. You’re dead wrong. “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6)”. We try doing things our way, often thinking we know better than God. I’m just as guilty of this as anyone.

But God gives Grace.

It’s in those moments of arrogance and pride, where an argument sprouts to my lips that God whispers in my heart. He reminds me that He is in control and that we need to honor Him. And not just Him, but we are called to serve our fellows as well. Your boss, your parents, your pastor; we are each called to respect their authority for God gave it to them. They don’t need to earn your respect, they deserve it. Submit, surrender, and Obey.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways;acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes… 

Wives, devote yourselves to your husbands, as is honoring to the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives with your whole heart and be patient with them.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.
Workers, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

// Proverbs 3:5-7 & Colossians 3:18-23

Worship Is // Days 11-20

Green River Ordinance is my favorite mix of everything, just saying ;)

Inward Tide // GRO 

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Just the graphic

Worship is Obedience //

“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” // John 6:38

Yesterday we talked about why we worship. We worship because of the sacrifice that Jesus made to reunite a lost people with our loving God. The many different facets of worship can be found for us to emulate in the life of our savior; Jesus. In the scriptures we see countless examples of Christ’s love, grace, mercy, justice, anger, and sorrow. In Christ we see the image of perfect humanity; a humanity undefiled by sin. But the one characteristic that is simultaneously the most important and the most vulnerable is Jesus’ unwavering obedience.

Jesus came, in His own words, “Not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. (John 6:38)” Jesus, “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death; even death on a cross! (Phil. 2:6-11)” Our God and King; Redeemer and Friend came down from heaven by His choice to fulfill the desire of ultimate redemption found in the heart of the Trinity. So if our God could submit and be obedient, why do we all struggle so much when it comes to obeying?

Pride; The number one stumbling block of man. Too often we think we have everything under control, that the reason everything is going so well is because of what we did. We’re dead wrong. “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6)”. How many times do we catch ourselves in this life trying to do things our own way; often thinking we know better than God. I’m just as guilty of this as anyone.

But God gives Grace.

It’s in those moments of arrogance and pride, where an argument sprouts to my lips that God whispers in my heart. He reminds me that He is in control and that we need to honor Him. And not just Him, but we are called to serve each other as well. Your boss, your parents, your pastor; we are each called to respect their authority for God gave it to them. They don’t need to earn your respect, they deserve it. Submit, surrender, and Obey.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways; acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes… 

Wives, devote yourselves to your husbands, as is honoring to the Lord.
Husbands,
 love your wives with your whole heart and be patient with them.
Children,
 obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Fathers,
 do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.
Workers,
 obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if for the Lord and not for men.”

// Proverbs 3:5-7 & Colossians 3:18-23