I thought obedience would bring such a negative connotation as a title to this blog so I decided to choose a less threatening word; dutifulness. Dutiful means being careful to fulfill obligations (deadlines or promises) or duties. Another definition can be one who has clear vision about their assignment and fulfills it being motivated by duty rather than desire or enthusiasm. Moses received a obviously rather difficult assignment and did not receive it with enthusiasm. He tried his best to convince God to choose someone else. But as Moses accepted his assignment and began to walk that thing out he was purely motivated by duty, not enthusiasm (or how it made him feel) to complete the assignment God had given him. God given assignments don’t always make you feel good. Think about our beloved Saviour Jesus. I don’t know anyone on earth who had a more brutal assignment than Jesus. To be bruised for ALL the transgressions of mankind! To die for ALL the sins of mankind! Jesus certainly didn’t do it because it felt good. He truly suffered as he fulfilled his DUTY to God! But in his suffering he learned that word we all love to hate…OBEDIENCE! His flesh was literally ripped to shreds to remove ALL desire to please himself! His obedience was to God not man! So go back and review the assignment again that God has given you. If it doesn’t look easy or pleasing to the flesh! Then you can confirm your assignment is from God and that you are doing it with an dutiful spirit!
Hebrews 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;