Friday, March 15
Psalm 119:60, “I will hurry, without delay, to obey your commands.”
Delayed obedience is disobedience!
Consider the things you hurry to do. Maybe you hurry to get home to greet your family after a long day or to get to the gym and squeeze in that 30 minutes of cardio. We hurry to do what is important to us. Now, consider the activities you put off completing. They could be simple chores around the house or mundane tasks at work. Essentially, we put off doing what we don’t really want to do.
This same habit can easily creep in when it comes to obeying God. However, the swiftness of our response to his commands ultimately reveals our heart for God. In fact, the Message translation of today’s verse says, “I was up at once, didn’t drag my feet, was quick to follow your orders.” This means QUICK obedience acknowledges the importance of God’s authority. Is he the Lord of your life, or not? Are you relying on his wisdom and guidance or on your own?
Jesus said, “If you love me, obey my commands.” So, whether it’s through prayer, Bible study, or a weekend message — be quick to do what God instructs you to do. By taking immediate action, you’re not only revealing your heart for God; you’re setting an example for others to do the same!
Ask God to bring to mind something that you have been putting off, that you know he has commanded you to do. It could be taking the next step in your faith by being baptized, extending forgiveness to someone, bringing the tithe, etc. Take your action step and be obedient right now!
Lord, thank you for giving me new opportunities to be obedient to you today. I’m so grateful that I can count on you to lead me in every area of my life. Help me to be quick in my obedience to you, because you are the leader of my life! Amen.