Day 8: Listen, Trust, and Obey

When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him. (Matthew 1:24) Every Christmas season, Joseph gets the short end of the stick. I understand it to some extent. Joseph never speaks in Scripture. He’s not the one carrying the second Person of the Trinity in his womb. Besides all…

What if obedience doesn’t give me joy?

Oftentimes in the Christian life, we do not want to do something even though it is the right thing to do. It may be something that causes us to be uncomfortable or particularly humbled or work in an area of weakness. We simply do it because we know we are “obeying God,” even though it…

Jesus, the Lamb of God Who Never Went Astray

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments. (Psalm 119:176) This verse ends the longest chapter in the Bible.  Psalm 119 is all about God’s word and the psalmist’s desire to follow it. Often he makes bold statements, as he does in verse 176, petitioning…

Why Should I Get Baptized?

After the last two posts, I thought it would be helpful if I quickly said why it’s important for Christians to be baptized.  Some people may assume that because I believe paedo-baptists are sinning (since they do not get baptized as believers) that they might be disqualified from salvation.  I don’t mean that.  Belief in…

Jesus Died for My Obedience

Jesus didn’t just purchase salvation for the elect on the cross.  He also bought all of the benefits of the gospel kingdom, one of the greatest being obedience.  Without obedience to the gospel, we would only have wrath waiting for us (2 Thess. 1:8). Ezekiel 36:26-27, And I will give you a new heart, and…