Jesus said, “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36, NASB).
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29, NASB).
In our humanity, our flesh, our carnal nature it is so easy to respond to the Holy Spirit's request with....
Perhaps I misunderstood...or
I need to pray about that...or
That doesn't make any sense...or
We can make up excuses by the hundreds to alleviate a blessing from GOD, to invite HIS disappointment, to please our friends and family....
At the end of the day, when it is all said and done...
Would you rather walk in obedience to GOD or please your friends?
Would you rather suffer rejection and ridicule from your family, friends, and/or co-workers or obey God?
It is impossible to please God without faith. It is impossible to obey God without trust. It is impossible to know God without truth.
Jesus Christ is the only completely pure model of faith, trust and truth. He is our complete source of courage, wisdom, discernment, knowledge, truth, light, love, perseverance, faith, hope and trust.
“Obey God in the thing He shows you, and instantly the next thing is opened up. God will never reveal more truth about Himself until you have obeyed what you know already.” Oswald Chambers