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1 Peter 1:22 (NKJV) Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

How do you live a pure life? Obey. How do you live a holy life? Obey. How do you live a disciplined life? Obey. How do you live a regret-free life? Obey. God.

We don’t like “obey” because our culture is all about “ME”: the flesh, impulsiveness and self-focus. Obeying God is the complete opposite.

If you obey God about morality, you’ll live a pure and healthy life. If you obey God about being a holy and separated from the “world”, you’ll be less sinful and mature spiritually. If you obey God in your choices and daily living, you’ll avoid bad habits that take your life the wrong direction and hurt you. If you obey God in all things, you’ll have nothing to look back on in regret.

Think It Over: Obedience is the primary indicator of true salvation. A person who cares not, and does not obey show evidence they are still enslaved to their flesh and master of their own life. For Christians, obeying God shows our humility, our gratefulness, our intelligence and ultimately the genuineness of our faith.