“As obedient Children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.” 1 Peter 1:14 (NIV)
When a man receives Christ, He has just committed an act of obedience to God, because Jesus is God’s call to salvation and reconciliation. To reject Jesus, is to disobey God, it is to reject God’s voice and plan for your salvation. In God’s point of view, the Obedient Children aren’t those who obey rules and regulations but those who say yes to the love of God revealed in Christ.
To obey God in Such a way means you have received perfect Knowledge, you are no longer ignorant of God’s grace, power, sovereignty, Wisdom, love and mercy. Now you know why Jesus came, you suddenly understand his virgin birth and His vicarious death. You grasp the power of His Resurrection. Jesus is no longer a Christmas story or an Easter song. He is real to you, more real than your very self.
Now, God expects us to conform to the righteous desire of our knowledge and not the evil desires of ignorance. Interestingly, He is asking us to do it because we can. Sin has no power to control you, you are now in control. Take charge and conform to God’s good, acceptable and perfect will.
Are you an Obedient Child of God? Have you Obeyed God by receiving Jesus? if not, what are you waiting for in ignorance? come out and get true knowledge and walk in it.