Topic: Life Of Disobedience
Gen. 39: 1-13
MFM Today Devotional 21 September 2021 Outline
God commanded us to obey Him. By so doing, He gave us a principle by which to live and prosper. Also, by living a life of obedience consistently, we enable Him to build a hedge of protection around our lives from satan and the works of darkness.
Unfortunately, the devil and our carnal nature often drag us to do our own will and not God’s. Anytime you feel tempted to do the opposite of what God commanded you to do, the question you should ask yourself is this, “Will obeying God cost me more than disobeying Him?” Disobedience is the desire to consciously disregard God’s word and instruction. It is costly and God frowns at disobedient Christians.
Today’s text reminds us of Joseph. Despite the pressure mounted on him by Potiphar’s wife, he obeyed God. He said “How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” He would have sinned against God and transferred his destiny. Another question you should ask yourself is this: “Can I experience greater happiness by committing this sin than I would by obeying God?” Check your heart and your life.
What are those bad things you have been doing in the secret and you think God is not watching you? Beloved, secret sins and partial obedience make you guilty. God does not see man on the outward. Rather, He looks into the heart of men or the dark room when no man sees or knows you. Your motives and thoughts are no secrets to Him; neither can hypocrisy cover up for your rebellion and disobedient acts.
When you choose to obey God, you have chosen the path way of wisdom. His promises of blessings for obedience are unquantiﬁable. Obedience to God is total, unconditional and not determined or affected by surrounding circumstances. When you obey Him, He will pull you closer to Himself and teach you more about His precepts and His love (John 15:14). As you talk and walk with Him, you will know him better.
Abraham did. He was called “a friend of God”. Moses obeyed God and could talk to Him, mouth to mouth. Jesus remains our Perfect Model and example. He never did contrary to His Father’s will. The words of Jesus in Luke 11:28 are quite profound. He said, “Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” Beloved, obey God and be blessed!
Rom. 6:1 – What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
Wonderful, Glorious things are in store for you if you will only believe, Obey and Endure.
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel will increase the power of obedience in your life.
Trust and Obey
1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey.
2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt nor a fear, not a sigh nor a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief nor a loss, not a frown nor a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.
4. But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favour He shows and the joy He bestows
Are for them who will trust and obey
1. Begin to appreciate the love of God for your life, in the name of Jesus.
2. Begin to confess every secret sin and disobedience in your life and ask for forgiveness and mercy of God, in the name of Jesus.
3. Eve r y be s e tting sin in my foundation, hindering me from obeying God, die, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every root of disobedience in my life, be uprooted, in the name of Jesus
5. O Lord, empower me to obey Your commands, in the name of Jesus.
6. O Lord, make me a hearer and doer of Your word, in the name of Jesus.
7. Enemies of complete obedience in my life, jump out and die, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Neh 1- 5
MFM Today Devotional 21 September 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya