Topic: Complete Obedience — Wednesday November 15, 2017.
Text: 2 Kings 10:28-36
Key Verse: “But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin” (2 Kings 10:31).
The true follower of Jesus Christ should never fail to draw appropriate lessons from the encounter Apostle Peter had with the Lord in John 13 where our Lord washed the disciples’ feet. The apostle did not want to submit himself for the exercise. Jesus solemnly told him he would have no part with Him if he was not washed. Why would he, a redeemed person, have no part with Jesus just because he did not feel like washing his feet.
The answer is simple: Jesus is the all-wise Lord and we His followers must do His bidding in every detail of our lives. It is His will that matters, not ours. Total obedience is the fruit of genuine salvation. The lesson was lost however on Jehu. He pleased God when he exterminated Baal worship and its prophets in the land of Israel. God acknowledged his exploits and honoured him by offering his four generations of regal rights. That was where it ended because “Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart: For he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin” (2 Kings 10:31). Jehu failed in that major detail which mattered most. He only followed the Lord halfway.
The enduring character in a truly saved person is continual and total obedience to the commandments of God. To claim we are redeemed by the Blood of Jesus but still choose what is convenient in His word to obey or not, makes our profession not to be real. We must adhere to what the Lord demands every moment of our walk with Him because our knowledge is limited and wisdom fallible. Moreover, there is need to resist and reject such carnal inclinations and follow where the Lord leads. That is the only way we can escape hearing the words: “Thou has no part with me.”
Thought for the day: Partial obedience to God is disobedience.
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