Obeying God

As I began reading Genesis 22 for family devotions this morning, Matthew informed me that they had heard this story of Abraham offering Isaac, “a thousand times”. What a valuable time we had as I reminded them that when God tells us to do something, we must obey, whether we understand it or not. Because of Abraham’s obedience, God said that He was going to bless all the nations of the earth through Abraham’s seed. Because of one man’s obedience, his actions have impacted people the world over. When you think that the decisions you make will affect you alone, you never know the outcome that your actions may have on others. As I preached yesterday, I said that, “God does not require you to understand, but He does require you to obey.” Be mindful today that your actions could make a lasting – if not eternal – impact on someone nearby. While your decision to obey or disobey may not be earth-shattering, if could have an impact in your little corner of the world. Let’s copy the example of Abraham, and even though what God requires us to do may be extremely hard and doesn’t make sense, know that He has a purpose in it all, and your obedience could have eternal significance.