Obedience and Its Reward

The Bible contains many references to the results which follow obedience to God and His law. One of the promises which came through Moses to the children of Israel reads, "Ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee" (Ex. 23:25). Writing to the Romans, Paul said, "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" (Rom. 6:16.) And Jesus declared to the young man who came to him asking "what good thing" he should do to have eternal life, "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments" (Matt. 19:16-17).

Obedience to God means obedience to whatever pertains to the divine nature. It signifies obedience to good, obedience to Truth, obedience to Love. Thus, we are under the law of God, good, when we reflect good in our lives. We are under the law of Truth when we reflect Truth in our lives, being true to our spiritual understanding. We are under the law of Love when we reflect Love in our lives, showing forth loving-kindness, tenderness, compassion, good will.

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