Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV) 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them toobey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
“and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”
Gen 1:16-1716 And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but youmust not eat from the tree of the knowledge of goodand evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."
1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, You must not eat from any tree in the garden?" 2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die." 4 "You will notsurely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good andevil." 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and alsodesirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.
Genesis 3:6 (MSG)6 When the Woman saw that the tree looked like good eating and realized what she would get out of it— shed know everything!—she took and ate the fruit and then gave some to her husband, and he ate.
Luke 11:27-28 (NIV) 27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." 28 He replied, "Blessedrather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."
Luke 6:46-47 (NIV) 46 "Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say? 47 I will show you what he is like whocomes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice.
Luke 8:21 (NIV)20 Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you." 21 He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear Gods word and put it into practice."
John 14:21 (NIV) 21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he isthe one who loves me. He who loves me will be lovedby my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."
James 1:22-25 (NIV) 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues todo this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it- -he will be blessed in what he does.
John 13:17 (NIV)17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
Matthew 7:24-29 (NIV) 24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain camedown, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it hadits foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, andthe winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."
1. Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him2. Its not what you believe, its what you OBEY that determines your destiny. Demons believe but dont obey!3. Spiritual maturity is based on how obedient you are, not how old you are.4. Don’t fool yourself. You only believe the parts of the Bible you actually follow.5. Die is the heart of ObeDIEence. I die to living for myself, or the approval of others, in order to follow Gods plan for me.