- Dec 26, 2015
First comes repentanceCan you please give me an example of what repentance looks like where obedience comes after.
Perhaps you could tell us what obedience is.
Then comes obedience.
We repent,,,we change our mind and wish to serve God...
we change our direction so we could walk with God.
AFTER we repent and become born again...
we will be required to obey God.
BEFORE we were born again,,,we were lost.
It didn't matter to us to obey God; some don't believe in Him or some deny or reject God in some way....
If someone is lost, obedience is not necessary...they're lost.
When we are born again we actually then will obey God because it is necessary, but also because we will want to because of the change that should be taking place in us. We will be as new persons. We renew ourselves every chance we get (usually!)
2 Corinthians 5:17
What is obedience?
To me it's obeying the two great commandments Jesus left us with and would cover all 10.
When we obey, we don't sin...we don't miss the mark.
But we don't always obey.
There might be a better explanation.
i.e. Doing as God would wish us to do....