Friday, May 1, 2015

Study to Obey

May 1

Daily Bible Reading: 1 Kings 1 – 2

Verse of the Day: 1 Kings 2:3 – “and keep the charge of Jehovah thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his ordinances, and his testimonies, according to that which is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself.”

David is following Middle Eastern custom of passing on instructions to his son as he faced death. It reminds us of Moses’ farewell address to the Israelites and Yahweh’s challenge to Joshua (Joshua 1:6, 7, 9). 

As we meditate upon this passage today, let us remember that God’s goal is that we be people who obey His Word, not merely study it. Our call is to yield our wills in greater obedience, not only to expand our minds with greater knowledge. Go out and obey today.

Prayer: God, today help me to accept Your call to obey. May what I read expand my mind and my obedience to your service. Amen.

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