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What Does Obey God Mean

What does it mean to you to obey God?

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 ---Andrea on 10/19/07
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Admit your shortcomings, don't call Jesus or God lord unless you can follow them, but rather pray and ask to become the person they would expect you to be. It is the hypocrites that get into trouble. Remain humble, tell God you are trying, then try. He will understand, after all He created the sinfull man. Don't you think He of all should forgive those He or they created to be sinfull?
---Doug on 10/22/07

To me it means pick up my cross and follow him. Either one does this or not. The choice is ours. One can't serve God halfway. It has to be all the way or no way at all.
---Rebecca_D on 10/20/07

In one sense all of you are correct.
Christ said "If ye, love me keep my commandments". We show our love for the Savior in this manner. Christ also said "... every good tree bringeth forth good fruit." It comes natural for God's children to bear good fruit.

Now let's look at Hebrews 5:9."And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him,"

Some might say, "What if I don't obey him? I won't be saved?"
---trey on 10/20/07

Let's look at the word "obey". In Heb 5:9 it is the Greek word "hupakouo". This word means "to hear as a subordinate, i.e. by implication to heed or conform to a command or authority:-to hearken, to be obedient, to obey".

In plain language, Hebrews 5:9 is saying that Christ is the author of eternal salvation to all that hear his omnipotent voice. All that hear His voice obey.
---trey on 10/20/07

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Hope that helps.
---trey on 10/20/07

Obey God means to Repent, be baptized for the remission of your sins in the Name of the Family of God, and he will Give you the Holy Spirit,
after that you must obey the Holy Spirit that brings into remembrance all things taught by Christ and bears witness that you are the child of God.
---exzucuh on 10/20/07

What brings victory and peace to your spirit
in a positive way,is the principals of good.
To obey God is to live by those principals.
Its All show...and no Go...when you present the outside of you,above the inside.
---Jack on 10/19/07

What does it mean for my children to obey me? Do what I say.
This is what it means to obey God. Do what He says. It's all there in black and white. Even a child can understand. It's only when we don't WANT to obey that we start rationalizing away His law and twisting scripture to justify our way and man made traditions.
---robin8683 on 10/19/07

PT 1
"The Lord says: These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men" (Isaiah 29:13).

To love God, we first accept that He loves us, then we turn toward Him with our whole being. Then He will teach us His path, His precepts, His commandments.
---Andrea on 10/19/07

3) A perfect Scripture that sums up what loving God means, is Matt16:24: "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."

"Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone [no fruit]: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit [God's Agape Love]."
( John 12:24)
Faith and obedience IN God word is a Must!
---CiNdY92714 on 10/19/07

Obey means to submit to & do God's (not my) will.
---Leon on 10/19/07

Do what it says to do in your bible. These are the Spirit-filled, inerrant and blessed words of God. The bible is not for us to just sit on our mantles or coffee tables as showpieces. We are to read it daily, if possible and follow what it says. Then we will be in obedience to God.
---Robyn on 10/19/07

Read in Romans 4:16 "the Promise comes by faith,so that it may be by Grace and may be guaranteed to all", Just reading the Word, doesn't amount to much. It is How the Passages and Truth of God apply to Everyday life.
---rosem4839 on 10/19/07

To Love God Means to Lose "Self"

To love God, then, is NOT an EMOTIONAL feeling. To love God the way He desires us to love Him, means to totally give ourselves over to Him-to SURRENDER, to relinquish and to ABANDON ourselves to Him, regardless of how we feel, what we think or what we desire. It means to set aside our life, so that His Life can come forth from our hearts.2 Cor 4:10-11
---CiNdY92714 on 10/19/07

2)I also believe many Christians confuse their natural "feeling love" (the Greek word is storge) with agapao, which is our "commitment love." And because most of us have great emotional feelings for God, we think we are loving Him as He desires when, in fact, we are not even close.God talks about this in Is29:13,ALSO Ezekiel 33:31

So, to love God the way He desires is definitely not an emotional feeling. To love God literally means to lose self.
---cInDy92714 on 10/19/07

Obedience is better than sacrifice.

You can't work your way up the ladder to heaven, you'll hit the glass ceiling.
---Bob on 10/19/07

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