(Romans 1:5 NIV) "Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith."
(John 14:15 NIV) "If you love me, you will obey what I command."
We must seek God before we can obey Him. But we must obey God in order to continually seek Him. Obedience can’t happen in the past. It can only happen today… in the present. We cannot obey God yesterday. We can’t guarantee obedience tomorrow. Today is what counts. Now is the time. Jesus calls us to follow him today. Use this day wisely. Christ calls us to faithful obedience, one day at a time. Many Christians have disassociated faith from obedience. They have either intellectualized the faith, or they have emotionalized the faith. But biblical faith is much more than just something we believe or feel. It is something we live and do. Knowing and doing are two different things. But Jesus taught that the “doing” is what indicates the “knowing”. If we truly know the Lord, we will obey Him. Will you obey Jesus today? -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day