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Obedience, to God

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A willingness to submit oneself to the will of God and to put it into effect. Scripture emphasises the necessity for God’s laws to be followed, gives examples and reasons, and describes the rewards.

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Obedience is demanded of God’s people

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Examples of obedience in the OT

Joshua 11:15 NASB95
Just as the Lord had commanded Moses his servant, so Moses commanded Joshua, and so Joshua did; he left nothing undone of all that the Lord had commanded Moses.
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The example of Jesus Christ

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Jesus Christ is obeyed

By the wind and the waves

Matthew 8:26–27 NASB95
He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm. The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

By evil spirits

Mark 1:27 NASB95
They were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”

Obedience and love

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Obedience and faith

; Obedience to the will of God demonstrates the reality of a person’s faith in Jesus Christ.
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God rewards those who obey him

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Obedience to the word of God

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Examples of people who obeyed God




The psalmist:


The apostles:

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