The Benefits of Obedience # 1
Jer 7:21 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat meat.
:22 For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices.
:23 But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.'
:24 Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts and went backward and not forward.
:25 Since the day that your fathers came out of Egypt until this day, I have even sent to you all My servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them.
:26 Yet they did not obey Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers.
:27 “Therefore you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not obey you. You shall also call to them, but they will not answer you.
:28 “So you shall say to them, 'This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their womb,
Verse 23 says: Obey My voice and walk in all the ways that I commanded you that it may be well with you.
Obedience means act of compliance, submission, willingness, complying with a willing submission.
Obey means do, observe, submit, act of compliance to an act, order, demand, command, request.
Forced obedience is not really obedience.
One of the benefits of obedience is He will be your God and you can be His people.
1 Sam 15:22 So Samuel said:”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.
IS 1:10 Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom: give ear to the law of our God, you people of Gomorah:
:11 “To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?” says the Lord. “I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed cattle. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs or goats.
:12 “When you come to appear before Me, who has required this from your hand, to trample My courts?
:13 Bring no more futile sacrifices; incense is an abomination to Me. The New Moons, the Sabbaths, and the calling of assemblies – I cannot endure iniquity and the sacred meeting.
:14 Your New Moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates; they are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearing them.
:15When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.
IS 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.
Is 29:13 Therefore the Lord said: “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men
Ecc 5:1 Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.
Gal 4:8 But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods.
:9 But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?
:10 You observe days and months and seasons and years.
Luke 6:46 “But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord', and not do the things which I say?
Jn 6:28 Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?”
:29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”
Deut 26:16This day the Lord your God commands you to observe these statutes and judgments; therefore you shall be careful to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.
:17 Today you have proclaimed the Lord to be your God, and that you will walk in His ways and keep His statutes, His commandments, and His judgments, and that you will obey His voice.
:18 Also today the Lord has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you that you should keep all His commandments,
:19and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, in praise, in name, and in honor, and that you may be a holy people to the Lord your God, just as He has spoken.”
Josh 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Matt 7:21 Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord' shall enter the kingdom of heaven but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
Acts 5:29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.
Ex 19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
One version has peculiar treasure. It means private property which is laid up or reserved, select, precious, endeared treasure, exceedingly priced, intends to preserve.
Deut 7:24 And He will deliver their kings into your hand, and you will destroy their name from under heaven; no one shall be able to stand against you until you have destroyed them.
1 Kings 3:14 So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes, and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”
Ps 91:16 With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.
Job 36:11 If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasure.
Zech 3:7 Thus says the Lord of hosts:”If you will walk in My ways, and if you will keep My command, then you shall also judge My house and likewise have charge of My courts; I will give you places to walk among these who stand here.
James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
1 Jn 3:22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do these things that are pleasing in His sight.
All these things are ours if we obey.
Rev 22:14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
Heb 5:8 though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
:9 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,
Jn 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.
Jn 15:10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love,
Rom 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so aso by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous.
Heb 10:9 then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second,
Jn 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
:22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “ Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
:23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
2 Jn :6 This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
Deut 28:1 Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.