Believers have inherited an immeasurable treasure called the Grace Of God. Yet, so many are willfully trapped by theirefforts to obtain God's favor by their works. This is essentially revertingback to the age of the Law This explains why so many Christian remain woe-fullyunthankful and in a state of grieving the Holy Spirit with their personalinconsistency.
A clear admonition which demands ourfull attention is that the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches,and the lust for significance will nurture the corruption of our understandingto a fervent bent against the will of God. Any seduction thatdiverts your yielding to obey the Holy Spirit will only bring aboutdisillusionment, staleness and death. Resist anything or anyone which divertsyou from growing in the Grace and Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour JesusChrist. We must refuse to be fascinated and cooperative with the seductivesolicitations of this rebellious and religious world.
Obedience to the LordJesus Christ is born and enabled only by the grace of God exacted by the HolySpirit (John 16:13). Obedience isnot impulsive boldness as with Peter who walked on water and yet followedChrist from a distance on dry ground. More often than not, it is our prideand/or human instincts or peer pressure that motivate us to survive thedifficult and unusual moments. Obedience to the will of God must not be viewed as an alternative oroptional. The most dangerous challengeand liability to obeying God is our good intentions (Proverbs 3:5,6). It takesthe Grace of God to becomeinstinctively obedient in a manner that is consistent and confident in theordinary routines of life afforded us.
Our natural inclination is to dosomething exceptional for God. Yet, we are never commanded to do so. The mostglorious and exceptional thing we could ever do for God is to trust God, andlet God be God (John 6:29; Hebrews 11:6). Christianity is not being exceptional forGod... it is being expectational of God (Matthew 7:7,8).
Rev William AS Tyler SR