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“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”

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Announcements Forums Doctrine of Atonement – October 20th, 2019 “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”

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    It was brought to my attention by my practitioner to work with obedience from our Lesson this week. I am very grateful for the instructions here that show us the practical daily use of our weekly Lesson sermons. This is something that I never did before coming to Plainfield. Obey/obedience is mentioned 6 times in our Lesson. In thinking about obedience to God’s precepts the idea came to me that in mathematics in order to end up with a correct answer I must be obedient to the math rules. I don’t decide on a whim that I feel 2+2=5 is the formula I would prefer and expect it to work. This was a sobering thought. Amos 3:3 “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” from our recent Bible study came to thought as an example of obedience.

    Obey: Websters 1828
    “To comply with the commands; To submit to the direction or control of; To yield.”

    Obedience: International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, 1915.
    “The performance of what is required; a proper submission to authority; That which duty requires implies dignity of conduct rather than servility. Obedience is the supreme test of faith in God and reverence for Him. The Old Testament conception of obedience was vital. It was the one important relationship which must not be broken.’In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.’ (Genesis 22:18).”

    The following article was mentioned as one to work with and one that I found very helpful. “Overcoming by Obedience” from Addresses by Martha Wilcox

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