Five Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Obey God

Jan 4, 2021 2158

Five Rasons Why You Shouldn't Obey God

I could never tell you that obedience isn’t important. The Bible tells us over and over just how important it is. But most religious obedience we see in the world around us is not only unacceptable to God, but also downright dangerous. So, here is a list of reasons why you shouldn’t obey God.

1. To feel better about yourself

Examine yourself carefully. Are you trying to obey God to feel better about yourself? That’s always going to end up badly. Trying to feel good about yourself based on your performance doesn’t work for two reasons. This is a selfish reason for trying to obey God, and selfishness will always end up making you feel worse about yourself.

Even worse, no matter how hard you try, you will never come to the point that your performance will never be good enough. Trust me, I’ve been there!

2. To get rich

There are some Christians who have an Old-Testament style thinking that says that if they obey God, then God will shower them with financial blessings. And there are some preachers out there who exploit people’s poverty and needs with just that kind of thinking. But that’s not how it works.

Just think of the example of Jesus, surely the most obedient person who ever lived. He was poor in material things. He died naked, with not even a filthy rag of clothing to his name.

It’s best to let God decide how he will bless us.

3. To be accepted by your church community

Some people will follow the rules of a particular community in order to feel accepted and part of the group. Unfortunately, often the rules of religious communities are not the same as the obedience that God wants from your life.

But even if the community’s rules are Biblically-based, and good in themselves, when we obey in order to be accepted by any community or any person, we become a slave of the one whom we obey. God doesn’t want that kind of obedience.

4. To be more loved by God

I’ve heard parents tell their children, “Be good or else God won’t love you!” These children are being set up for failure in their lives. They are being set up to not only despise themselves, but also to hate God!

The truth is that your obedience or disobedience doesn’t make God love you any more or love you any less. God’s love is based on the desire of the giver and not the worth of the receiver.

5. To be saved

If you’re trying to obey God in order to be saved, you are completely off-course in your religion. And if there is one thing that the Bible teaches us most clearly, it’s that we are not saved through our own works, but instead by the grace of God, which we access through faith in Christ.

If Not For These Five Reasons, Why Should You Obey God?

Obedience to God is a very important in the Christian life. How can you call yourself a follower of Jesus if you’re not willing to follow him?

Obedience to God is the fruit of your salvation, and never the root. And you should always distinguish between the root and the fruit. That’s what makes all the difference.

If you are obeying God as the grateful response of the transformed, Spirit-led heart for the gift of life in Christ, then you are obeying for the right reason.

While your obedience will never be perfect this side of eternity, you will still receive a perfect reward. The reward won’t be for your obedience, but for putting your trust in Jesus. And the deeper your relationship with Jesus becomes, so too will your obedience.

Eliezer Gonzalez

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Eliezer Gonzalez

Jan 17, 2021

I appreciate your sentiments.


Waisale Saidora

Jan 16, 2021

@Eliezar Gonzalez, Hey I have nothing but love for my fellow brothers & sisters in Christ. I totally understand the content of your article but I just feel like the title is not appropriate for it. If your intentions were to captivate our attentions then you certainly did. GOD BLESS!!!


Eliezer Gonzalez

Jan 15, 2021

Perhaps, Waisale Saidora, you should actually read what I wrote in this blog before commenting about things you do not know. Because if you had read it you would not say such things. God wants us to follow him intelligently. He doesn't want us to mindlessly and wrongly jump to judgments against one another, because then it is we ourselves who stand condemned. So, next time, please read the blog before you post comment.


Waisale Saidora

Jan 14, 2021

Watch out for false preachers that come to us in wolve's clothing. It's obvious that you're trying to mislead many believers. If you're telling us to disobey God then this clearly means that you're also telling us to obey Satan. Maybe you should put the heading of this article as "Five Reasons Why You Should Obey God". Thank you but I'll speak on behalf of most believers here & say that we will not be shaken in our faith in God & that we will stand firm in His word!!!


Cynthia Bernardo

Jan 14, 2021

We obey God because we love Him in His full essence. We love God not because we can get something out of it or for selfish reasons. Of course, almost all like to be saved. It’s not a selfish reason but it’s the way to go.


Wincy

Jan 13, 2021

Reading the title I was about to react, why we should not obey God? If you love God then you need to obey Him. Later on while reading made me realize that if you are obeying him for your personal reasons then you are not pleasing God your just pleasing your self "selfishness" or pleasing other people.


Kim Manla

Jan 11, 2021

Thankyou Lord, for this wonderful message for this morning.


Kim Manla

Jan 11, 2021

Thankyou Lord, for this wonderful message for this morning I had a lot of realization.


Eliezer Gonzalez

Jan 11, 2021

Because you've been saved and not in order to be saved.


Eliezer Gonzalez

Jan 11, 2021

For the right reasons. That is the difference between being saved or being lost through legalism.


Eliezer Gonzalez

Jan 11, 2021

No, Gorethe, this is not correct. You do not achieve a relationship with God by obeying him. You obey God as the fruit of having already entered into a relationship with him, not through works, but through faith. This is a vitally important distinction for your salvation. It is the difference between being saved or being lost through legalism.


CATHERINE LAUNA

Jan 11, 2021

Thank you for clarifying this to us. It is very helpful indeed.


James W. Monwondor

Jan 10, 2021

Thanks God for been connected with you, Indeed you are more inspirational. it is good to know all of those wonderful things you have said, It is good to obey God for the gift of lives.


Masoyo masuku

Jan 10, 2021

I need wisdom man of God like the way God did to Solomon and this words is building my maind very much because I was brind now my eyes are open thanks again to God and the people am connected with


Gorethe Muhongerwa

Jan 10, 2021

Obeying God is only the way to relationships with Him. And it's a sign of a good follower of Jesus.


Elizabeth Kusi Mensah

Jan 10, 2021

Well clarified with the word obedience. Thank you so much


Tony Berrigan

Jan 10, 2021

Masterful and powerful. God is NOT looking for a people who are trying to please Him. God is looking for a people who are pleased with Him. The more we understand His love for us the closer we will walk in Him and our good works that have been prepared for us.


JASON ANDREW TOPPIN

Jan 10, 2021

ALWAYS OBEY GOD


JASON ANDREW TOPPIN

Jan 10, 2021

OBEY GID PURE AND SIMPLE


Kelly Smith

Jan 7, 2021

"Becoming "new" in Christ is a wonderful beginning, but it isn't the end of pain or problems in our lives. It is the beginning of our facing up to them." Billy Graham, Storm Warning.


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