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Just Obey

Posted: Friday, March 25

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Deuteronomy 4:1-49
Luke 6:39-7:10
Psalm 68:1-18
Proverbs 11:28 


Verse of the day:

Do not add to or subtract from these commands I am giving you. Just obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you. (Deuteronomy 4:2)

Why do we always like to over complicate things? Why do we always over analyze and try to add further explanation to things that are relatively simple?



When Jesus was asked what the “most important commandment” was, he did not give a long discourse or list 100 ways to please God. He just listed the two commandments that summed up all the others – Love God first, then Love others. Simple.



Moses handed the Ten Commandments to the nation of Israel giving them a code of conduct to govern their lives. He gave commands through the book of Leviticus that laid out simple instructions for daily life. I love his appeal to the people. He asks them to simply obey; don’t add to or take away from. Don’t try and find the margins, edges or limits. Don’t look for the grey areas, minimums or places where you can just get by. Just obey.



What are the simple instructions that God has giving to you? Are you obeying them or are you trying to justify your disobedience? Take some time today to think about your life and see how it measures up to God’s commands. Are you keeping it simple or making it overly complex? Take some time today to just obey God’s commands. Just obeying will most likely keep you pretty well occupied for the whole day. Then tomorrow, just obey again.