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Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
20503 posts
6/1/2009 8:37 pm

Last Read:
6/2/2009 9:48 pm

How can I please the Lord?


But Samuel replied [to Saul], "What is more pleasing to the Lord, your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Obedience is far better than sacrifice. Listening to him is much better than offering the fat of rams. Rebelling is as bad as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols. 1 Samuel 15:22-23 NLT

If you love me, obey my commandments.… You are my friends if you obey me. John 14:15; 15:14 NLT

How do we demonstrate our friendship with Jesus? Quite simply, we do what he says. If we refuse, we have no right to call ourselves his friends.
In 1 Samuel 15 the Bible tells how King Saul disobeyed the Lord's command to completely destroy the enemies and their livestock. When Samuel asked the king why he heard the bleating of sheep and the lowing of cattle, Saul basically replied, "Oh, right, thanks for reminding me. We're saving those to offer to the Lord later!"
Samuel recognized a lie when he heard one and replied, "To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams." (1 Samuel 15:22 NIV). God wants the same from us, not some great annual recommitment that we soon break. He wants consistency. Regularity. Faithfulness. He wants our obedience.

May the Lord bless you and keep you


Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
18097 posts
6/2/2009 9:48 pm

could not agree with you more my dear, thanks for sharing longing, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you