Deuteronomy 26:18-19 And the Lord has declared today that you are his very own people, just as he promised, and that you must obey all of his laws. If you do, he will make you greater than any other nation, allowing you to receive praise, honor, and renown; but to attain this honor and renown you must be a holy people to the Lord your God, as he requires.”
How often do we find men chasing after fame, honour, and praise? Why do they go seeking for what has already been given? In the adoption of Israel as His people, God made a promise to set them in praise, in honour and in fame above all nations. Their part was to ‘keep’ his statutes and obey his voice.
The covering and power that is wrought through obedience is often not emphasised enough, but it is a powerful mystery. In fact, as potent and as powerful as sacrifices are, obedience is preferred to it in the corridors of heaven to it.
About Jesus, we read in Philippians 2:8,9
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.
The foundation of His exaltation was his resolute obedience to the will of God.
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