<< Daily Hope with Rick Warren

Delayed Obedience Is Disobedience - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - April 15, 2021

  • 2021 Apr 15

Delayed Obedience Is Disobedience
By Rick Warren

“Without delay I hurry to obey your commands.” Psalm 119:60 (GNT)

The Bible is full of life instructions. They’re called the commands of God. He expects you to obey his commands right away, and he expects you to obey them fully. 

Imagine if a parent tells a child to do something and he or she says, “I’ll think about it.”

Wouldn’t there be consequences?

But people do that to God all the time. God says he wants you to do something, and you say, “I’ll think about it.” 

But you don’t have that kind of authority. It’s no different from a child telling a parent, “I’ll think about it.” 

When the Creator of the universe tells you to do something, he expects you to do it—now. Every parent knows delayed obedience is disobedience

God also wants you to obey his commands fully. You can’t pick and choose, making one lists of the instructions you’ll follow and another of those you won’t. Partial obedience is disobedience.

The Bible says, “Without delay I hurry to obey your commands” (Psalm 119:60 GNT).

That means you don’t pause to question God’s instructions before you obey them. You obey first—and seek understanding later. In fact, you won’t fully understand many of God’s commands until you’ve first obeyed them. In many cases, it’s your obedience that unlocks your understanding.

So what has God told you to do that you haven’t started doing yet? What are you waiting for? God has your best interests at heart. Go ahead and do what he’s told you to do.

PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick

For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!


Daily Hope with Rick Warren June 14 2021

A $50,000 Match DOUBLES Your Gift to Bring People Hope!

Now more than ever, people are tired, stressed, and searching for a hope that won’t disappoint or disappear when life gets real.

That’s why we’re excited to share that your gift before June 30 will be DOUBLED thanks to a $50,000 Matching Grant to help reach more people with the certain hope of Jesus!

That means your gift today will go even further in helping take Daily Hope to more hurting and broken people all over the world.

As thanks for your gift, to help touch more lives for Christ through Daily Hope, we’re excited to send you a very special resource based on Pastor Rick’s teaching, the Re-Energize Your Life guided experience book.

It’s the perfect resource for this fast-paced world—offering powerful devotionals, Bible passages, and teachings to help you relieve stress, open up your schedule, and live your life as God intended.

The Re-Energize Your Life guided experience book is our thanks for your gift today—doubled by the Match—to help others discover abundant life in Christ through Daily Hope.

Request your copy below—and thank you for helping bring more people hope!

*The USA IRS code permits you to deduct the amount of your financial gift to Daily Hope that exceeds the fair market value of materials you received from Daily Hope.

This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.




More Daily Hope with Rick Warren Articles

Follow Crosswalk.com