Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Inconvenience of Obedience

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NIV

In accordance with God's instruction to Joshua, we are to go in to take possession of the blessings God has promised us (Joshua 1:1).  "When he received these instructions, Joshua must have been prepared for the resistance shown by the inhabitants of the land, because his reply revealed, in Matthew Henry's words, ' earnest desire to know the will of Christ, and a cheerful readiness and resolution to do it'"  (100 Days to Freedom, Day 74).  


Dear Lord, when You have given promises of blessing, help us not to be lazy, just waiting for treasure to drop into our laps. Instead, let us stride forward in faith, willing to suffer the inconvenience of obedience as we strive to take hold of that for which You have taken hold of us.  In Jesus' Name we pray, amen.  

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