Obedience Is The First Human Requirement!

To be human, is to operate everyday in your image and likeness of God. Anytime you fail to do so, you are doing the world of the devil, and in that instant, have made the devil your father (John 8:34-47).

Obedience is the first human requirement, the most important and the most valuable. As a matter of fact, obedience is invaluable and infinitely rewarding! That is why all human beings are called to obedience by God. Obedience is the only way the human race will survive and succeed as God designed and desires it.

Humility is the direct offshoot of obedience. When one learns to obey, one becomes humble. Jesus Christ completely obeyed the Father.

And Jesus said to us: “Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.” It is impossible for human beings to be perfect on their own. If we do not possess the ability to be perfect why is Christ commanding that we be perfect?

We become perfect when we surrender our lives to God the Father, and His righteousness becomes our righteousness. Only His righteousness can lead to perfection. Therefore, every one of us can be perfect if we decide to be; because God through His Son Jesus Christ has made God’s righteousness available to all human beings that choose to have faith in the Son.

Perfection in keeping commands is painstakingly following each command of God as it applies to what we do in our daily lives—making the human life the greatest science anywhere. Here is the Bible describing that requirement:

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles. 8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.” (1 Timothy 2:5-8)

Look also at the following passage from the Bible: “For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (Galatians 2:19-21)

I can become perfect in the life I now live in the body when I permit Jesus Christ to live through me, and operate through me. This will be a complete surrender of my life to Christ, just as Jesus Christ surrendered Himself to God the Father while He was in the world. That is why He said: