Living Right Isn’t So Hard After All

If God were to appear to some of us and tell us what He told Abaham in Genesis 17:1, our reaction would be, “Which kain wahala be dis?

We would be scared at the prospect of God watching us closely all day and noting every detail of how we live.

But we already know that God always sees us, not only when He spells it out for us. Actually, it should be comforting that He does. That means He trusts us and expects us to make Him proud. Just like Abraham, dude was called a friend of God for the very reason that He obeyed God and lived right and God boasted about him that he would implant his way of life in his children:

“For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment.”
(Genesis 18:19 – KJV)

How can God have such confidence in a man whose mortal body is weak and subject to diverse temptations?

It’s the same reason that He has confidence in you and I that we can live righteously just like Abraham did. The answer can be found in the verse below.

“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”
(Philippians 2:13 – NLT)

You see, God has called us, if we are in Christ, the way He called Abraham and expects us to honour Him and live holy lives.

“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;
for it is written:
‘Be holy, because I am holy.'”
(1 Peter 1:15-16 – NIV)

But He doesn’t expect us to do this on our own. He comes to live in us and gives us the desire or eagerness to live right. Then He backs it up with the power to execute it. This is summed up in the word, grace.

So, don’t try to hide from God. Don’t feel His wahala is too much. He will never demand anything from you that He will not help you do. Just let Him in and you’ll see that living right isn’t the impossible task the world makes it out to be.

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