By Joe Slater

In the final analysis, “Trust And Obey” has been the
requirement of God from the Garden of Eden until now.
For Adam and Eve, it was “be fruitful and multiply and fill
the earth” (Genesis 1:28). Eat all the vegetables and fruit
you want with the single exception of the fruit of one
particular tree. Trust and obey.

During the Patriarchal Age God expressed His will to
individuals directly. He told Cain and Abel to offer
sacrifice. He directed Noah to build the ark. Abraham was
to leave Ur of the Chaldees and go to the place God showed
him. He commissioned Moses to lead the Hebrew slaves
out of Egypt. Trust and obey.

God gave Moses His law on Mt. Sinai. It contained
numerous statues and ordinances for the His chosen
people, Israel, to obey carefully. “You shall not add to the
word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may
keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I
command you” (Deuteronomy 4:2). Trust and obey.

Neither Adam and Eve nor any of their descendants
trusted and obeyed flawlessly. God knew they wouldn’t. In
His mercy He planned from eternity to send Jesus to offer
His own body and blood to save sinners. “Believe on the
Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). “If
you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and
believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the
dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). “Repent, and let
every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for
the remission of sins” (Acts2:38). Trust and obey.
“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be
happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.”

Via Bulletin Gold

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