Faith & Life: Is It Easy for You to Obey God’s Commands?

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Is It Easy for You to Obey God’s Commands?

Applying God’s Wisdom to Your Life Daily

by J.M. Troppello

Do you find it easy to obey the commands in the Word of God? Sometimes I do. Other times, it’s a bit more difficult. I guess it depends on where I’m currently at in my walk with the Lord. I like this quote from English author, Thomas Watson. “Joy is like oil to the wheels, which makes a Christian run in the way of God’s commandments, so that they are not burdensome.”

My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, 2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; 3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, 4 If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; 8 He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints. 9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path.

10 When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul, 11 Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, 12 To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things, 13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness; 14 Who rejoice in doing evil, And delight in the perversity of the wicked; 15 Whose ways are crooked, And who are devious in their paths; 16 To deliver you from the immoral woman, From the seductress who flatters with her words, 17 Who forsakes the companion of her youth, And forgets the covenant of her God. 18 For her house leads down to death, And her paths to the dead; 19 None who go to her return, Nor do they regain the paths of life— 20 So you may walk in the way of goodness, And keep to the paths of righteousness. 21 For the upright will dwell in the land, And the blameless will remain in it; 22 But the wicked will be cut off from the earth, And the unfaithful will be uprooted from it.

(Proverbs 2, NKJV)

I don’t usually include an entire chapter of Scripture. However, in this instance, I thought it was important to include the entire chapter of Proverbs 2 since this article is about obeying the commands of God and following His wisdom in your life.

Wisdom is easy to obtain if you are looking for it in the right place. Yet, it can also be elusive if you are not seeking it and are focused on doing things your own way. I’ve been ‘wise’ in my life. Other times, I’ve acted foolishly. The times when I’ve been wise, are the instances when I’ve focused on seeking His guidance. I’ve found that in His Word, in receiving wise counsel from older and wiser believers, and through prayer.

Proverbs 2:2 is a key factor in understanding the pathway toward finding wisdom. You must incline your ear to wisdom, and you also need to apply your heart to understanding.

The wisdom I’m discussing here is the guidance from the Lord. Understanding comes when you find value in it and seek to apply it to your life. You can’t simply know it. You also need to apply those principles in your life.

Have you been seeking God’s wisdom and applying it to your life?

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JM Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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