Rewards of Obedience to GOD – vs. – Consequences Disobeying GOD

Now let us think about this. Have we placed ourselves in a position for someone else to be promoted over us because of our disobedience? Do we know people who have placed themselves in these positions?

Obedience or Disobedience?


The Wise will drive away foolishness. If we are Obedient to GOD there are rewards, if we are disobedient to GOD there are consequences that can cause our souls to be lost forever. Death became a part of the cycle of life because of one broken rule, one command not followed, and one moment of disobedience.

Take Up Your Cross


Jesus reminds us, as he had proclaimed many times before to his disciples, “If you really want to be my disciple, take up your cross and follow me.” Jesus, in the days of his mortal life, offered himself in sacrifice with tears and cries. He prayed to GOD, who COULD save him from death. Moreover, He prayed to GOD TO save him from death. He was afraid; He dreaded what was to happen.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in his letter to the Hebrews:


“And although He was son — in one way He was divine — yet He had to learn through suffering what obedience was.”

We also will have to learn through suffering what obedience is by putting GOD first in our lives. Obedience does not mean just following a command of somebody else, what we call blind obedience, doing what you are told and so on. The word itself clearly means to listen deeply. To listen deeply, and in the spiritual sense it means listening deeply to GOD and that is as possible for every one of us as it was for Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rewards of Obedience to GOD


Anyone who believes in GOD understands the importance of obeying Him. God’s greatest blessing comes because of our willingness to do something that appears very insignificant. God often rewards others—in particular, those closest to us—because of our obedience. For example, when a father obeys the Lord, his entire family reaps the reward of God’s blessings. Likewise, a child’s obedience will bless his or her parents.

Consequences Disobeying GOD


Disobedience is rebellion against God. To be disobedient is to yield to self-will instead of surrendering to God and desiring His will in all things. Then when God keeps warning, sending His prophets and we do not pay attention, this is what rouses His anger, this is what causes the drastic consequences of sin to emerge; sometimes it becomes fatal. We may start to suffer all types of difficulties in life due to our disobedience to god. Sometimes we may become very ill. The worst is when our disobedience causes a fatality.

 

Child Punishment in The Bible


The Holy Bible informs us that there is foolishness bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. This is quite different from the way a number of us punish our children for being disobedient these days. We must be very careful when it comes to not correcting our children; this could lead to a long road of trouble with law enforcement, as the child gets older.

Obey Those Who Have Authority Over You


We all fall under the authority of many forms of laws and people. The question is, do we obey all of those laws and people? The Holy Bible tells us to obey those who have authority over us. Obeying all of those who has authority over us in this earth is obeying the word of GOD. Being obedient will sometimes take us from the familiar places of life and place us in the unfamiliar places of life. In order to receive rewards of obedience to GOD instead of consequences disobeying GOD, we must obey any and everyone who has any and every type of law of authority over us.

Disobeying Direct Order U.C.M.J.


The United States Army will give Extensive-training drills to soldiers to make them capable of obeying orders in situations where An Untrained Person would not be willing to follow orders. Soldiers are initially ordered to do seemingly trivial things, such as picking up the drill sergeants hat off the floor during basic training.

Snap To It


Marching in just the right position with the right timing and co-ordination,
On the other hand, standing in formation without moving until the order to move is given. The orders gradually become more demanding, until there is an order for the soldiers to place themselves into the midst of gunfire that results in an obedient response by instinct. I call this “Snap To It” obedience.

 

Taking Orders From Subordinates


This is where we all should be in our service to GOD. Without obedience, we will find ourselves following people we should be leading. Many times in the military I have witnessed soldiers who are not sergeants yet follow a pattern of disobedience, now when this happens other soldiers get promoted over those soldiers when it would have normally been them getting the promotion if they had just learned how to be obedient. In this case, their disobedience caused them to have to take orders from soldiers they should actually be leading.

 

Disobeying Direct Order U.C.M.J.


There is a form of law in the United States Military called the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, also well-known as U.C.M.J. Any service member who places himself or herself in a position disobeying direct order U.C.M.J. will face severe charges that often times results in loss of pay. There are times when disobeying direct order U.C.M.J. will lead to military separation.

Conclusion


Being obedient to God is to live in the love of Jesus Christ by denying the wants of our flesh, taking up our cares and burdens daily and bring them to the altar, behaving in the ways of our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST.

Following The Perfect Example


Now let us look at ourselves and ask GOD to strengthen us to be more obedient to Him by following the perfect example, Our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

May the Lord continue to bless every one of you. I thank you for your time.

 

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Author: Jerry

14 thoughts on “Rewards of Obedience to GOD – vs. – Consequences Disobeying GOD

  1. Very interesting post!

    I am finding that the more I improve my self esteem, the easier it is for me to understand God. I mean if you think bad thoughts about yourself, how you understand a benevolent God?

    Since I have changed my thinking I have a better understanding of who I am to God, and how much God has my back. I understand how to obey those in authority over me because I no longer care about their power over me. I know that God is looking out for me. My life has been made easier and I feel safe in all situations.

    1. Hi Irma,

      Thank you for taking the time to view “Rewards of Obedience to GOD – vs. – Consequences Disobeying GOD”. I value any and all constructive feedback.

      Yes Ma’am, improving our self esteem is a must. As you asked in your comment, “how do you understand a benevolent God”? I think once we realize we are all created in GOD’s image, it is then when we realize the importance of our existence here on this earth.

      Positive thinking plays an important part in our life. For starters we begin to feel a sense of well-being, people who think positive seem to effect their health in the same manner, it also helps us to become more productive at home with our families and on our jobs.

      Thank you again for taking the time to view “Rewards of Obedience to GOD – vs. – Consequences Disobeying GOD”.
      Jerry

  2. Hello there,

    We serve the mighty and Great God! Over time, in our work with God certain instructions are meant to fall in as it’s similar with a son and a father….disobedient to those instructions are sometimes very bad and it is something that you definitely regret, but on the bright side, every instruction from God is a blessing, yesss! 

    The Holy Bible proves that in the book of Genesis. For me, I would tell you the truth, if you are not trying God then you are not ready. God is ready for those who are.

    1. Thank you for commenting.

      It is my pleasure to bring content of this caliber to the attention of those who are interested.

      All The Best To You My Friend!

  3. Sometimes we think we are smarter than God and don’t have to listen to his commands.

    This is a big mistake. God’s commands, like the UCMJ can lead to something we can’t see at the moment. This is a good article.

    I look forward to reading more from you in the future.

    1. Thank you for reading, commenting on this Study Session, and considering it a good article. It is my pleasure to bring content of this caliber to the attention of those who are interested.

      Thank you for looking forward to reading more from me in the future, I plan to not disappoint you.

      The best to you here and beyond!

  4. Discipline and obedience breeds more fulfillment and satisfaction within our souls.  

    We have to feed our focus, which is our love for God and starve our distractions which is sin. It’s momentary pleasure but it doesn’t help in the long run.  

    Practice everyday with building stronger habits and eventually over time you will get better.

    Stay strong everyone!  

    You got this!  

    1. I do intend to continue to keep the website interesting, thank you for your reading and comments. I am forever grateful.

      GOD Bless!

  5. Hello dear, 

    Thanks a lot for sharing such amazing content with us all, 

    I was actually doing some research online when I saw your post, I also want to thank you for the hard work you put into bringing these websites together. 

    Your choice of words and writing skills are really amazing, and the description of each of the words you shared makes it easier for the readers to form an opinion.

    I already saved these posts so as to come back for future reference.

    1. Hello,

      You are welcome for the sharing of such amazing content, thank you so much for calling it that, utilizing a portion of your time for reading, accurately commenting on this Bible Study Session, and for the hard work I put into bringing these websites together.

      I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. Thank you for considering my choice of words and writing skills to be really amazing.

      I Hope For Many Blessings For You My Friend!

  6. You are doing a great job sharing the word of GOD!

    So, everyone needs to know that obedience is one of the Commandments of God and it is expected of us to keep His commandments.

    When we disobey God, we are living against Him. God asks us, through His Commandments, Jesus’ teachings, etc. to follow His ways. When we disobey God, there are usually consequences. Sometimes, we have to remember His rules are here for our protection.

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely Bible Study, I look forward to promoting it.

    1. Thank you for commenting that I am doing a great job sharing the word of GOD.

      I’m glad you considered this to be a really great Holy Bible Study. I am thankful to have this platform where I can display my thoughts and the things I have learned about scriptural teachings, and know that there are people like yourself who can get something out of it.

      Thank you very much for sharing such a lovely Bible Study, I appreciate you calling it that. You most definitely are invited to assist me in promoting it.

      All The Best To You My Friend!

  7. Hey nice article you have here, 

    Your thoughts are indeed invaluable. I have learned a whole lot from this article. Indeed, total obedience to God and His commandments profited more than disobeying Him, which will in turn bring destruction, reproach and everlasting torment. 

    God’s leadership is always the best, one who follows his ways can never be put to shame or have any reason for regret.

    1. The economic measure put around the harvest gives us a view that communal and equitable solutions can be found when we have people’s interests at heart. 

      Thank you for calling this a nice Holy Bible Study, and for considering my thoughts invaluable.

      Enjoy Your Journey and Stay Blessed My Friend!

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