He suffered to be identified with us, we must obey to be identified with Him.
Paul The Apostle wrote, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. He made himself of no reputation, took on the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. Being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:5-8).
The Apostle Peter wrote, “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind…” (1Peter 4:1).
All the above scriptures tell us–“YES WE CAN.”
Jesus is our example, let’s follow Him.
That lame excuses: I’m not perfect, the flesh is weak, or we all make mistakes are overworked and worn out; it’s time to grow up, quit looking for milk when you should be eating meat.
Repentance is never a substitute for obedience.
Instead of being obedient, we sin–knowing we can repent. Is this true repentance?
Walking is a simple physical activity most kids learn to perfection before reaching age two. Step by step they learn and continue to learn every thing else they will ever learn in life. In fact every lesson in and about life is learned in steps as we grow older.
Similarly obedience to “The Word of God” can be learned with a little discipline –one step at a time.
Jesus said, “Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them , I will liken him unto a wise man… “
To hear and do should be the focus of all our Christian learning, Every song, every sunday school lesson , every greeting, every sermon, must all direct us to obeying the word of God.
To obey, is to simply follow the instructions.