Sermon on Reward for Being Obedient to God

 Reward for Being Obedient to God


Good morning, dear brothers and sisters in Christ. Today, we will explore the profound blessings and rewards that come from being obedient to God. Obedience to God is not just a duty but a pathway to experiencing His abundant blessings in our lives. Let's delve into the Scriptures to see the myriad rewards God promises to those who faithfully follow His commands.

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1: Blessings on Earth (Deuteronomy 28:2)

"And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God." God's blessings are assured to those who are obedient. These blessings encompass every aspect of life—health, prosperity, peace, and joy. Our obedience opens the door for God to pour out His blessings upon us abundantly.

2: Live Long and Prosperous (Proverbs 3:1-2)

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you." Obedience to God's commandments brings a promise of a long and prosperous life. It is a principle that God has woven into the fabric of creation—that those who live according to His ways will experience longevity and well-being.

3: Wisdom and Discernment (Psalm 111:10)

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!" Obedience to God cultivates wisdom and discernment. When we fear the Lord and follow His precepts, He grants us the ability to make wise decisions and understand the deeper truths of life.

4: Inner Peace (Psalm 119:165)

"Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble." Obedience to God's law brings inner peace that surpasses understanding. This peace is not dependent on external circumstances but is a deep-seated tranquility that comes from knowing we are aligned with God's will.

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5: Success in Ventures (Deuteronomy 8:6-7)

"So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills." God promises success in our ventures when we walk in His ways. Obedience ensures that we are on the path of His blessing, leading to fruitful endeavors and achievements.

6: Close Relationship with God (John 14:23)

"Jesus answered him, 'If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.'" Obedience fosters a close and intimate relationship with God. When we keep His word, we experience His presence in our lives in a profound way, enjoying the fellowship and love of the Father and the Son.

7: Eternal Rewards (1 John 2:17)

"And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever." The rewards of obedience extend beyond this life. Those who do the will of God have the promise of eternal life. Our obedience here on earth has eternal significance, securing our place in God's everlasting kingdom.

8: Complete Joy (John 15:10-11)

"If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full." Jesus promises that obedience to His commandments brings complete joy. This joy is full and abundant, rooted in the love and relationship we have with Him.

9: Inheritance in the Kingdom of God (Revelation 22:14)

"Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates." Obedience to God ensures our inheritance in His kingdom. Those who remain faithful and obedient will have the right to the tree of life and will enter the heavenly city, enjoying eternal blessings and communion with God.

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In conclusion, obedience to God is richly rewarded both in this life and in eternity. From earthly blessings, wisdom, and peace, to eternal life and joy, the rewards of following God's commandments are immeasurable. Let us commit ourselves to a life of obedience, trusting that God will honor His promises and pour out His blessings upon us. As we walk in His ways, may we experience the fullness of His rewards, both now and forevermore. Amen.

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