The Contrast Between Obedience vs Disobedience
The Contrast Between Obedience vs Disobedience; The contrast between obedience and disobedience is measured by love. In verse 23 Jesus says, “If you love me you will surly obey me.” In verse 24 Jesus says “If you never love me you will never obey me.” God never create human beings to be robots that would be sure enough to obey him. He gave us free will because he needs our love, willingly and openly given. God doesn’t horrify us into obeying him with the consequences or castigation if we don’t. God shows us the way he loves us by sacrificing his only Son on a cross.
Obeying or disobeying the rules rely on your stand, many times disobedience look like freedom, but many times it resembles disobedience therefore, people should know how to act through these situations because waywardness is not always the solution, it is the problem. Also, we need obedience if we want order and immutability to our lives, but obeying what we know is wrong, shows that we are acting like slaves.
In society or organization, obedience to authority is ingrained in humanity from an early age, causing some individuals to blindly obey orders without considering the credibility of the source.
To me, the good distinction between the two is that true obedience notify and complies with both the letter and the spirit of the commandment that the individual is seeking to obey.
Obedience is the practical acceptance of the right and will of God. It includes both submitting to Him and then expressing that submission in actions, words and thoughts. To be obedient is to be in accord with God. To be in accord with God is to be in a position of power in Christ.
Disobedience is drive by rebellion and mistrust of God. To be disobedient is to succumb to self-will instead of submitting to God and desiring His will in all things.
God needs obedience (Deuteronomy 11:26-28). To choose Christ is to select obedience (John 14:15,21). To become disobedient is to sin or distrust against God (I Samuel 15:22,23).
“But Samuel said: Does the Lord happy in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is good than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is also the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have disapprove the command of the Lord, he has disapprove you as king” (I Samuel 15:22-23).
“If you are ready and obey, you will surly enjoy the best from the land” (Isaiah 1:19).
“If you love me, you will obey what I ask….Whoever has my commands, and follow them he is truly the one who loves me. Any one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show him my goodness” (John 14:15, John 14:21).
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (James 1:22).
Ways To amend The Sin of Rebelliousness
The next suggestions should assist you discover areas of either deliberate or subconscious disobedience to God and to those in right over you. Begin by asking yourself whether you are obeying God in many areas of your life, such as personal relationships, your character, God’s lordship in your marriage or job or other areas, personal devotions, etc. Take an honest inventory of your ways. THE BENEFITS OF OBEYING THE LORD