Bible Devotions

Whatever God has said to you, do it

on February 17, 2009

When I was reading Genesis 31, verse 16 stuck out like a neon sign. Jacob’s wives Leah and Rachel said, “Whatever God has said to you, do it.” It’s not clear whether either of them really believed in God or not. Jacob was the one who seemed to hear from God.

As I pondered on this phrase, my mind wondered to other scriptures, specifically Matthew 5, 6 and 7. Jesus tells us to do the following in three chapters. As you read this list, ask yourself “Am I doing this and why or why not?” Then ask God to help you grow in the areas you need to.

  • Recognize our need for a Savior.
  • Mourn over our sinfulness.
  • Be humble.
  • Hunger and thirst for righteousness.
  • Be merciful
  • Be pure
  • Be the peacemaker.
  • Rejoice when persecuted.
  • Shine before men to bring glory to God.
  • Reconcile with others before worshiping God.
  • Deal with out sin.
  • Don’t divorce.
  • Be honorable, filled with integrity.
  • Don’t swear.
  • Give more than is required.
  • Love your enemies.
  • Do charitable deeds in secret.
  • Don’t pray to be seen by men.
  • Forgive others, so your Heavenly Father forgives you.
  • Don’t make it obvious when you fast.
  • Lay up treasures in heaven, not here on earth.
  • Watch what we look at, keep focused on Him.
  • Serve God, not money.
  • Don’t worry about your life.
  • Trust God to care for you.
  • Seek God’s Kingdom first.
  • Judge not so you won’t be judged.
  • Deal with own issues before helping someone else.
  • Use wisdom when sharing.
  • Ask and it will be given.
  • Enter by the narrow gate.
  • Know false prophets by their fruit.
  • Do the will of My Father in Heaven.
  • Know Jesus Christ.
  • Hear Jesus’ sayings and do them.

Remember we demonstrate our love for Jesus when we do what He says. John 14:21 NKJV “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

Wisdom and blessing comes through carrying out Jesus’ words. Try it yourself and see.

God Almighty, yours is the kingdom the power and the glory forever. You enable us to live godly lives until you return. Help us to cooperate with you. Let us be led by your Spirit. In Jesus’ name Amen.

©Elizabeth Marks has led small group Bible studies for almost a decade. Author of and websites she has a heart for encouraging others with God’s Word.


One response to “Whatever God has said to you, do it

  1. Greetings in the Name of Jesus!

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