Bible Verse Of The Day

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Trust and Obey

"Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in You.” (Psalm 84:11-12)

Abraham and Daniel are some men in the Bible who set an example for us on how they trusted God and obeyed Him.

God tested Abraham when he asked him to go to the region of Moriah to offer his only son, Isaac, as a burnt offering. He obeyed what God had commanded him to do. (Genesis 22:1-19).
They went to the mountain and when they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven and said, "Abraham!, Abraham!" Do not lay a hand on the boy, do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son. Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horn. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided." The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time and said, "I swera by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."

Daniel in the Dens of Lions (Daniel 6:1-28)
He is portrayed as one unwilling to compromise, fully obedient to Darius as long as that was possible, but unwilling to disobey the law of God. Hence Daniel knowingly disobeyed a royal decree that prohibited prayer to any other than the king himself. Although he was aware of the consequences, Daniel remained faithful to God.

Many times in my life, I experienced how God works when I fully give my trust to Him and obey His will. Like Abraham and Daniel, we should remain faithful to God. Never fear, only trust and obey.

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