When we have true fear of the Lord, we will obey Him when it doesn’t make sense.
“Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate His rule with trembling.” Psalm 2:11 (NIV)
When we have the true fear of God we will both tremble at His presence and we will tremble at His word. To tremble at His word is a manifestation of fearing Him. When we do that, we will obey Him instantly. You won’t take what He is speaking to you casually!
When we have the true fear of the Lord we will obey Him when it doesn’t make sense. The generation we’re living in is so adamantly set on having everything explained to us before we act on anything. God asks for our obedience to be done by faith, not full understanding!
Secondly, when we grab ahold of the true fear of God, we will obey Him even when we don’t see the benefit. It is too common for Christians to expect a picture of the benefit before they decide to obey God. Our reward from acting in obedience should not be our motive! We should give, pray, and get in the presence of God because we love Him and because we fear Him! When we tremble at the Word of God, we will obey Him to completion. Let’s obey Him to completion!