May 17, Today’s thought – Obedience

May 14 003Tomatoes staked.

Good Morning

And Abraham took Ishmael his son, . . . in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him. Genesis 17:23

Instant obedience is the only kind of obedience there is, delayed obedience is disobedience. Every time God calls us to any duty, He is offering to make a covenant with us; doing the duty is our part, and He will do His part in special blessing.

The only we can obey is to obey “in the self-same day” as Abraham did.To be sure, we often postpone a duty and then later on do it as fully as we can. It is better to do this than not to it at all. But it is then at the best, only a crippled, disfigured, half-way sort of duty-doing; and a postponed duty never can bring the full blessing that God intended, and that it would have brought if done at the earliest possible moment.

It is a pity to rob ourselves, along with robbing God and others, by procrastination. “In the self same day” is the Genesis way of saying, “Do it now.” ~~Messages for the Morning Watch

Accepting God’s correction. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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