Primacy of the Obedient Heart

1 SAMUEL 15:22-- So Samuel said: “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.”

Begin with an obedient heart and you will get an understanding heart.

A man studied a complex blueprint. It was too much for him to understand, so he zeroed in on the smallest component. Then he moved on to another tiny portion of the job, following the design meticulously. At last he stood back. Now he could see the whole and understand the blueprint.

Often when people listen to a sermon, hear teaching, or read the Bible, they fret because the principles don’t seem clear to them. But the spirit understands what the mind cannot grasp. As you walk in the spirit obediently, your mind slowly awakens to knowledge.

Obedience precedes understanding.

Spiritual Heart Focus

Rather than fretting about what you do not understand, ask God to help you carry out what is clear to you, as revealed through His Word.

Physical Heart Focus

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