January 14, 2024

Trust and Obey

Pastor: Jeff Bedwell Series: Living Aligned with God's Design Topic: trust Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1–27

Living Aligned With God’s Design 

Trust and Obey 

2 Kings 5 

Sometimes God asks us to do things that don’t make sense to us - we don’t understand why. 

Setting The Scene (1-6)

Lessons in Obedience

  1. Our Problems are often God’s Opportunities (7-8)

Every problem is an opportunity to prove God's power.

Every miracle in the Bible started with a problem that no person could fix… no problems, no miracles.

  1. Obedience may require something that seems Unreasonable or Impractical (9-12)

Examples: Noah, Joshua, Peter

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”” (Acts 5:29, ESV)

  1. Failure to obey may Cost us what we most desire

And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” (Matthew 7:26–27, ESV)

  1. Good Counsel encourages obedience (13)

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” (Proverbs 12:15, ESV)

  1. Obedience on our part opens the door to receive God’s Best (14)

Obedience can be defined as doing what God says, when God says it, how God says to do it and trusting God with the rest.

Obedience Aligns my life with God’s design.

Obey God and leave all the Consequences to Him.

"God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him."  Andrew Murray

God can be trusted, but He cannot be manipulated!!!

Gehazi: Choosing Our Way

  • He Thought (20)
  • He Pursued (21)
  • He Lied (22-25)
  • He experienced the Consequences of his choices (26-27)

Consequences are not always Immediate, but they are Inevitable.

Two men – different decisions:

  • One looked back with Relief
  • One looked back with Regret

What is God asking you to do today?

Will you obey God and leave all the consequences to Him?

Making It Personal

  • Have I genuinely experienced the spiritual cleansing and new life only found in Jesus Christ through repenting of my sin and placing my faith in Christ alone as the forgiver of my sin and the leader and Lord of my life?
  • What specifically is God asking me to do today? What is my next step of obedience?
  • Will I obey God and leave all the consequences to Him? 
  • Who can I share these truths with?

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