Over the last several weeks we have been in a series called Walking in the Way. Jesus once described our faith as walking a road. Matthew 7:13-14 says, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” This is what this series has been about; how to walk this road that Jesus points us to; the path that actually leads to life.
Each week we have looked at one of the best places to learn how to walk this road, the book of psalms. We have learned how to walk blamelessly with God by staying in community with God’s people and immersing ourselves in God’s Word. We have learned to walk confidently with God even in times of trouble through when we remember His faithfulness and His greatness.
This week we are going to look at a third thing the psalms tell us is essential to walking the path that leads to life, walking obediently. Obedience is a difficult word for many of us. We think rules are meant to be broken. We think the speed limit sign is a suggestion. We mix the colors with the whites when we do the laundry. But what about in our walk with Jesus? There have been times in my life when I have walked disobediently with God. And in those times, I’ve found myself on this downhill, easy to walk road, that ultimately leads to a place of utter destruction. But as I walk obediently with God, even though often it is not as easy, I find I’m walking on a road that leads to life; that leads to joy.
I hope you will join us as we look at how we can walk obediently with God and be free for this joyful obedience.