The difference between blessings and curses is obedience. Obedience is one of the most important creeds a Christian should have in their arsenal.
Did you know that between two to three million Israelites died in the wilderness because of disobedience? Yes, according to this publication “How Many Israelites Left Egypt?” millions of Israelites died without seeing the promised land. With the exception of Joshua and Caleb, God swore that no other person who left Egypt would enter into the promised land…their disobedience being the reason.
Numbers 14:26-30 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: “How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites. So tell them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Lord, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say: In this wilderness, your bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me. Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
Did you know that Achan and his entire family was stoned to death because of Achan’s disobedience? Yes, God told his people not to take anything from Jericho, but Achan wasn’t obedient to God. He Disobeyed God and God instructed Joshua and the people to stone him with family and possessions. Joshua 7:24-25 Then Joshua, together with all Israel, took Achan son of Zerah, the silver, the robe, the gold bar, his sons and daughters, his cattle, donkeys and sheep, his tent and all that he had, to the Valley of Achor. Joshua said, “Why have you brought this trouble on us? The Lord will bring trouble on you today.” Then all Israel stoned him, and after they had stoned the rest, they burned them.
Being a pastor and considering the importance of obedience, I have carefully compiled these ten Bible verses about obedience. I encourage you to write them down, study them and meditate upon them…by so doing the blessings of God that “maketh rich and addeth no sorrow with it” will be released into your life.
So, without further ado, here are 10 Bible verses about obedience that will help you to release God’s abundant blessings over your life.
Romans 5:19 (KJV) For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Deuteronomy 13:4 (KJV) Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
Deuteronomy 30:20 (KJV) That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy
2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Ephesians 6:1 (KJV) Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Jeremiah 42:6 (KJV) Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with
Acts 5:29 (KJV) Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
1 Peter 1:2 (KJV) Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and
Philippians 2:12 (KJV) Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Romans 6:16 (KJV) Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto