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 Obedience Will Make Your Life Glorious by Zac Poonen


Jesus' life was the most beautiful, the most orderly, the most peaceful and the happiest life that this world has ever seen. This was because of His total obedience to God's Word.

Consider the order there is in the physical universe. The stars and planets move about in the heavens in such perfect order, that we can set our time accurately to the millionth of a second, by them. Such is their dependability that astronomers can calculate the position of any star or planet for any date in the future. What is the secret of such perfect order? Only one thing: They obey the will of God exactly, revolving in the orbits laid out for them and at the pace set for them by their Creator.

Wherever there is obedience to God, there is perfection and beauty. And wherever there is disobedience to God, there is chaos and ugliness.

Even the stars are a mute testimony to the fact that God's commands are the best for us, and that His commands are not burdensome.

Jesus' life bore witness to the fact that godliness, alone, of all things is profitable both in this life and in the next (1 Tim. 4:8). No man can be more happy, more peaceful or more content than a godly man.

"The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life" (Prov. 14:27); and Jesus obeyed the command to "live in the fear of the Lord all the day long" (Prov. 23:17).

God heard His prayers, because of His godly fear (Heb. 5:7). Heaven was always open over Jesus, because, He lived in the fear of God. "I reverence My Father" (John 8:49-Amplified), He once said. He demonstrated by His life the truth of the Word that says, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" (Prov. 9:10.)


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