Learn From these Ten Obedient People

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Obedience is the virtue most liked by God. Those who were obedient to him and were faithful to His commandments were raised to greater glory.

Learn From these Ten Obedient People

Obedience is the virtue most liked by God. It is the first step of faith. God said, “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.”(Exodus 19:5). Whoever obeyed Him sincerely was rewarded and raised to greatness.
God says through Jeremiah, “But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.”(Jeremiah 7:23)

Ten people who obeyed Him

1) Abraham
God blessed Abraham abundantly since he believed and obeyed God.
“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shall be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curse thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.” (Genesis 12:1-4). Even at his old age Abraham believed and obeyed God and his descendants were blessed through him.

2) Noah
Noah accepted God’s warning and obeyed Him. God “saw the wickedness of man” and warned him. “But Noah was pleasing to God.” He was “blameless among people of his time, a man who walked with God.”(Genesis 6: 8-9) Since he was obedient to God his family was saved

3) Hagar, the Egyptian maid
Hagar obeyed God and was blessed through her descendants. She was promised, “I will so increase your descendants, that they will be too numerous to be counted” (Genesis 16: 10)

4) The prophet Elijah
1 Kings of the holy Bible explains how Elijah obeyed God without any murmuring and was saved from the cruel hands of his enemies.(1 Kings 18).

5) The obedient servants of Cana
When there was a crisis at the wedding at Cana, the servants of the house of wedding obeyed the commandment of Jesus and saw the change of water into wine. Jesus said “Fill the jars with water. And they filled them to the brim.”(John 2: 7) The first miracle of Jesus was the result of obedience.

6) Peter the fisherman
Peter was a fisherman of experience. He knew through and through about the availability of fish in the sea. Though things were adverse he obeyed the word of the Lord and witnessed the miraculous haul of fish. “Jesus said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Simon replied, Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing. But if you say so, I will lower the nets.” (Luke 5: 4-5) He obeyed and was rewarded.

7) Obedient disciple Andrew
The two fishermen brothers Simon and Andrew were casting their net into the lake when Jesus called them to follow him. They obeyed and were blessed for their sacrifice. “Jesus said to them, “
Come, follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.” (Matthew 4: 19-20)

8) Joseph who obeyed God
Joseph was obedient to God and was blessed to be the foster father of Jesus. “When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had told him to do” (Matthew 1:24)

9) Mother Mary who obeyed and brought redemption
Through her obedience Mary became the mother of God and brought redemption to the whole humanity. Then Mary said, “I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me as you have said.” (Luke 1:38)

10) Obedient Jesus who was raised to life
Jesus was obedient to the will of God. He was obedient to his parents Joseph and Mary. His obedience brought us all to liberation. “As the disobedience of only one made us all sinners, so the obedience of one person allowed all to be made just and holy.” (Romans 5: 19)

“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”(1 Samuel 15:22)

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author avatar Wu Siu Yan
11th Jul 2012 (#)

Yes, I agree that obedience is vital for godly people, which failed by Adam.

Here is a book that will make "denominational differences" disappear.

(*) The Book of Mormon
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17
(History of part of Joseph/Judah/Benjamin from 600 B.C. to 420 A.D.)

Note that I AM AGAINST THE MORMON CHURCH AND ALL DOCTRINES FROM JOSEPH SMITH, BRIGHAM YOUNG, ... but I believe the Book of Mormon as true history, just as I believe the Bible to be true history of Israelites.

Time is fast running out.

Wu Siu Yan from Hong Kong
http://wjesus.org
Encl.
THE TESTIMONY OF THREE WITNESSES

Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come: That we, through the grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, have seen the plates which contain this record, which is a record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites, their brethren, and also of the people of Jared, who came from the tower of which hath been spoken. And we also know that they have been translated by the gift and power of God, for his voice hath declared it unto us; wherefore we know of a surety that the work is true. And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates; and they have been shown unto us by the power of God, and not of man. And we declare with words of soberness, that an angel of God came down from heaven, and he brought and laid before our eyes, that we beheld and saw the plates, and the engravings thereon; and we know that it is by the grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, that we beheld and bear record that these things are true. And it is marvelous in our eyes. Nevertheless, the voice of the Lord commanded us that we should bear record of it; wherefore, to be obedient unto the commandments of God, we bear testimony of these things. And we know that if we are faithful in Christ, we shall rid our garments of the blood of all men, and be found spotless before the judgment-seat of Christ, and shall dwell with him eternally in the heavens. And the honor be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, which is one God.
Amen.

OLIVER COWDERY
DAVID WHITMER
MARTIN HARRIS


THE TESTIMONY OF EIGHT WITNESSES

Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come: That Joseph Smith, Jun., the translator of this work, has shown unto us the plates of which hath been spoken, which have the appearance of gold; and as many of the leaves as the said Smith has translated we did handle with our hands; and we also saw the engravings thereon, all of which has the appearance of ancient work, and of curious workmanship.

And this we bear record with words of soberness, that the said Smith has shown unto us, for we have seen and hefted, and know of a surety that the said Smith has got the plates of which we have spoken. And we give our names unto the world, to witness unto the world that which we have seen. And we lie not, God bearing witness of it.

CHRISTIAN WHITMER
JACOB WHITMER
PETER WHITMER, JUN.
JOHN WHITMER
HIRAM PAGE
JOSEPH SMITH, SEN.
HYRUM SMITH
SAMUEL H. SMITH

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