Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it
But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, warm wishes and greetings to you!
The subject verse (Luke 11:28) speaks about the heavenly blessings right in the words of Jesus Christ. Jesus says that blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it. The later part of the previous sentence, that is to obey what the word of God says is the key for God’s blessings. For everybody hears everything, but how much of the heard things goes into practice is crucial. No doubt, we too hear the word of God. Maybe through the written word of God, that is the Bible or even directly from God through visions or dreams. Let it be in any chosen way of the Almighty God. The following questions may help us to know where we stand.
Are we obedient to God first? How is our attitude towards God and His commands? Do we hurry and not delay to obey His commands? What about our obedience to our earthly masters?
The true children of God, never delay in obeying the commands of God. Whether the outcome would be favourable or unfavourable never arises, for they leave the consequences to God himself. Even Abraham left the consequences to God and obediently went to offer his son Isaac. Certainly, we need to have the righteous attitude, solemn reverence and willful submission to the Son of God. For Jesus is our author and perfecter. Therefore, like Joshua, let us also serve the Lord our God and obey Him in all things for the glory of the Almighty God.
And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the Lord our God and obey him.”Joshua 24:24 NIV
In Jesus matchless name be everything done. Amen.