Instructions to Obey

  When Joshua led the Israelites to the wall of Jericho he gave specific instructions about their march, their shouting, etc. He did not give them these instructions so they would be ignored. He expected them to follow them. Nobody complained that they did not see the need to do what they were told to do. They simply obeyed the instructions. If they wanted the walls to fall, they had to obey. How foolish of them to have had the attitude some have today that instructions can be ignored and yet the benefits can be enjoyed anyway. It doesn't work that way, does it?

  Salvation is for those who obey the Lord (Heb. 5:9). Not knowing the spiritual state of every reader, I would assume some are not Christians yet. Let me hasten to urge you give heed to a cardinal principle in God's dealings with man. When He commands; we must obey. Now you go and obey the gospel: faith, repentance, confession of Christ and baptism in water into Christ for the remission of sins. Don't expect salvation in disobedience. It doesn't work that way.