Obedience Test 7

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable.  Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

1 Corinthians 15:58


Do you ever think that a job is “stupid:?

Obedience is doing jobs without understanding at the time, why.

(No mocking, no whining, no questioning, no evaluating.)

A former Marine recalled the days when he went through boot camp. He was ordered to dig a hole six-feet-square. After completing the task, he was told to fill it back up, and then start another one. Later he learned that the purpose of those jobs was to teach him to obey even without explanation. His life would depend on it. In battle, he would not always be given the reasons behind a command, but if he failed to obey, his life would be jeopardized, as well as the lives of those around him.

Every task that a Christian performs, from the menial tasks of cleaning to the sought-after tasks of public appearance has a purpose.  It’s crucial to obey without question, without needing an explanation. 

The time spent explaining the purpose of a task could mean life or death for eternity for someone.

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