If we needed yet another reason to obey, here’s one:
Every time you fall...
you hand the enemy another arrow with which he can shoot you.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Submitting to the enemy only adds ammunition to his arsenal.
Submit to God and blessings keep pouring out on our life.
God rewards obedience.
The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever.
The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it,
but whoever respects a command is rewarded.
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.
“I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.