Trust and Obey

I have come to realise that Trust and Obedience are close knit friends that can’t be separated from one another. Before you are able to obey a person, it means that you trust the person.

I remember a particular soap opera I watched when I was younger. A boy on a roof top was asked to jump down by his father who was standing on the ground below. The boy hesitated for minutes but his father asked him to trust him and jump that he was going to catch him. Hearing this, the boy jumped down, but the father did not save him.

What do you think would happen when next the boy finds himself in such a situation, would he believe his father and obey him? We know the answer.

However, that’s a Man. When it comes to God, there is an assurance that if you trust in God and obey his instructions, you would never be put to shame.

Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

Psalms 22:4-5

Trusting God is very active; it requires listening to and believing in His word. The truth is, at times, the instructions of God may seem funny and unusual. Imagine what would have been the reactions of the Israelites when God told them to go round Jericho for seven days and then shout on the seventh day, for the walls to be broken. That instruction defies every law on earth, it is very unusual and out of place.

But did the Israelites obey? Yes, they trusted in that instruction and they obeyed. 

So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

Joshua 6:20  

Trusting God is not rationalizing his instructions, it is believing that whatever he says He will do, He will do.

It is knowing that He is not a man to lie, nor a son of man to go back on his word. It is being confident in His words that they are Ye and Amen. It is in walking in his Will, blindly and defying human rationale. It is in obeying Him even when it seems foolish.

If you do not trust God, you would never be able to obey Him.

To sum it up, know that the reward for obedience is greater than the sacrifice of obedience. Whatever you sacrifice to obey God will never be able to compare with the blessings that would come with obeying Him.

{Read: Trust and Be Happy}

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