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Monday, November 13, 2017

Obedience


Obedience: compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another's authority.      

We Should Obey God Willingly. It is better to obey the commandments because we fear punishment than not to obey them at all.
But we will be much happier if we obey God because we love Him and want to obey Him. When we obey Him freely, he can bless us freely. Obedience also helps us progress and become more like our Heavenly Father. But those who do nothing until they are commanded and then keep the commandments unwillingly lose their reward.
We Can Obey without Understanding. By keeping God’s commandments, we prepare for eternal life and exaltation. Sometimes we do not know the reason for a particular commandment. However, we show our faith and trust in God when we obey Him without knowing why.

Adam and Eve were commanded to  eat of all fruits other than the tree of life. By disobeying God, they invited his wrath and the consequences are there for us to see.
No Commandment Is Too Small or Too Great to Obey
It was difficult when the Lord commanded Abraham to offer his beloved son Isaac as a sacrifice. Abraham had waited many years for the birth of Isaac, the son God had promised him. How could he lose his son in such a way? This commandment must have been exceedingly difficult for Abraham. Yet he chose to obey God.We too should be willing to do anything God requires. Disobedience is the First Sin committed by Man. 

Jesus Christ was the sublime example of obedience to our Heavenly Father. He said, “I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me” (John 6:38). His whole life was devoted to obeying His Father; yet it was not always easy for him. He was tempted in all ways as other mortals.
In the Garden of Gethsemane He prayed, saying, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt” (Matthew 26:39). 
Because Jesus obeyed the Father’s will in all things, He made salvation possible for all of us.

Monday, June 26, 2017

End of a journey



mosShe was Moses. 80 years of being Moses. For the past 50 years she led them through the desert on their journey to the chosen land, and now this upstart, had the temerity to speak about the alternate way to the Promised Land.
Her hegemony was under challenge. What better way than to ensure this young lad leaves the caravan and discover his own journey in the desert.
Ralph had recently joined the caravan. It was rumored they were all escaping slavery of another kind.  He too managed his escape from the mundane to enter this esoteric world of travelers. Although none were known to him, gradually he began making friends with members of the troupe as they trudged along night after night.
It was one night, as all were at rest after a long and arduous journey, he lay his head and felt discomfort. He dug in the silence of the night, and soon found the compass of a lost civilization.
At daybreak he tried using it and soon learnt how to help others find their way with its help. Until then, Moses was the only one; the chosen one who would guide and all had to follow her instructions. Now when it came to light, that a few thought they knew the way ahead, this upset Moses .  How could her leadership be challenged. She had to keep her fold intact. The only way was to expel this lad, and ensure there would be No further Challengers.