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Fields of obedience

It is such a blessing when we submit ourselves to God, and thus we gain the blessings of obedience. For this Peter wrote: “As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct” (1 Peter 1:14,15).

There are many other fields of submission and obedience, like when we submit ourselves to ordinances of man for the Lord’s sake:  “Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme” (1 Peter 2:13).

Also there is obedience at work, let’s be far from any rebellion and sedition: “Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh” (1 Peter 2:18).

Then Peter writes about submission in Christian homes by the power of the holy Spirit: “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word” (1 Peter 3:1).

And the last submission is in God’s house among young people and elders: “Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another” (1 Peter 5:5).

There exist five kinds of submission and obedience that we need to learn. By nature we tend to rebel and disobey, so the Bible says on us: “Were called a transgressor from the womb”. Thus we can’t learn obedience by ourselves, for these field ways of submission could only be created in us by the Holy spirit of God.

Magdy Samuel

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