Partial Obedience

When God tells us to do something, he expects us to do exactly what he said.  It’s not up for discussion, neither is it up for debate; he expects complete obedience and anything less is sin.  Thus, would to God that King Saul had recognized this, because he was told to take the army of Israel and “utterly destroy all the Amalekite’s (1 Sam. 15:3).”  Hence, he was to leave nothing alive.  However, King Saul decided to do his own thing and spare the king, the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs and all that was good (1 Sam. 15:9).  Therefore, the decision to disobey brought about sin and judgment into the camp of Israel, which the king would ultimately have to pay for.  Saints the God which we serve expects us to obey his word in its entirety.  Thus, because our God is a God of excellence he will not let us get away with obeying the parts of the word which we think we can live.  He won’t let us get away with living the parts of the word which suit us, this is not a buffet line where you get to pick and choose what you want; we must eat and obey all of God’s word.  In fact, (James 2:10) says “For whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”  Furthermore, it would seem that obeying all of God’s word would be difficult for us to do, and the truth is that it is.  However, that’s why he put the Holy Spirit in us because he knew we couldn’t do it alone.  Therefore, because we have the Holy Spirit and the gift of repentance, obeying God fully is very possible, and it is a requirement.

 

                                    God Bless You.

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