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Summary: To focus on how an act of obedience scores over other apparently good "spiritual" actions!!!

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Truth vs Myths

It was Charles Haddon Spurgeon who wisely observed that discernment is not essentially the ability to know the difference between what is right and wrong but rather that which helps us distinguish between what is right and what appears to be almost right. Truth by nature liberates (John8:32). In this Message, Yours Truly has endeavored to bring to the fore some of the subtle tricks being purveyed by the Master Deceiver (Rev 12:9) to derail a Christian from the right path of leading a God-honoring life. The solution in seeing through the craftily-laid traps lies in knowing what pleases the Lord the most through Scripture and sticking to it. Truth be said, nothing pleases our Heavenly Father more than living a life of obedience for obedience is love in action (2 John 1:6-7) which implicitly listens and does what the Father says to His children with no questions asked. Which earthly father doesn’t dote on a child who heeds to his instructions? Ditto with our Heavenly Father too!!!

Let’s see in what matters obedience which brings along with it “perfect security” from the Father is far better than many other “spiritual” actions which the gullible hold very closely to their hearts. Mind you these seemingly “good actions’ “ are good in themselves but it is when the naive ones’ get carried away by a myth at the behest of the Ultimate Liar (John 8:44) that that these “noble efforts” can take the place of implicit obedience itself…then from that point on quite sadly for these susceptible souls’ everything would go awry. So what then are these “Sacred endeavors’”, we need to be wary about? Let’s go step by step. Firstly…

Sacrifices for the Sovereign…

Prophet Samuel hits the nail on the head by stating quite unequivocally that obedience is better than sacrifices offered to the Almighty whilst confronting King Saul for his disobedience of sparing King Agag the wicked Amalekite King and his herd contrary to the Divine instructions (Deu 25:17-19/1 Sam 15:1-3). Cattle were presumably preserved for offering God-pleasing sacrifices.

King Saul to his detriment tried to play “kinder” than God (none can be kinder or holier than Him) and in the process let off some of genocide-prone King Agag’s descendents who would rear their ugly head almost 600 hundred years later in the form of yet another exterminator Haman the Agagite and his ilk (Esther 3:1/5:14). Of course, it is another matter that the good Lord uses this time around yet another Benjaminite- an obedient one at that- Mordecai (Hey, King Saul too was a Benjaminite) to complete some “unfinished business” (Esther 7, 9:1-10).

Dear Christian, do you think God desires your sizeable offerings and tithes more than your unreserved obedience in all the areas’ of your life? Be on high alert, by not ignoring the latter at the cost of the former (Matt 23:23).

Supplication of the Saints…


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