DAY 157 OF 365 IN 2021

Mark 14:16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.

While I remember much of the content from my secondary school physics lessons, one instruction before practical exam comes to mind today. To paraphrase, this was it ‘practical physics is for the obedient’.
This may not make sense until one sees a sample exam paper which has an abundant of ‘measure A, weigh B, or connect C. Should one follow all instructions to a T, results become clear as day for onward interpretation.

Today is one of those days where we see a glimpse of the place of obedience in our walk with God, we see testament of the ease which accompanied the disciples as they prepared for the passover because of their obedience. Scripture records ‘the disciples set out and found everything just as they had been told’. They did as they had been instructed and the worry of ‘where will you have us go and prepare for the passover’ was taken care of on its own accord.

At the wedding in Cana, we can recall Mary’s words to the servants even before Jesus had issued a command ‘do whatever He tells you’ (John 2:5). They were not even sure what instructions would be issued forth, but they had been reminded to comply regardless of what it was. Their obedience resulted in the provision of better tasting wine.

Many of us may have been disappointed in our obedience, for example in following the directions from a map because it has led along paths that had nothing to do with our intended destination. There is a fundamental difference between the directions from a map and instructions from God: whereas the accuracy of former is dependent on regular updates, God is always up-to-date. That is why we can trust Him and obey .


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