Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional For Monday 23rd August 2021
God has His structures and systems, and
operates by principles, but there’re those
who always choose their own way. The Bible says
there’s a way that seems right to a man, but the end
thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12). It pays
to listen to God and follow His ways. Never walk in
For example, as a result of Adam’s disobedience,
the Bible tells us “Death ruled like a king …” (Romans
5:17 CEV). The Amplified Classic translation puts it this
way: “…because of one man’s trespass(lapse, offense)
death reigned through that one….” Well then, as one
man’s disobedience led to condemnation for all men,
so also did Christ’s act of righteousness lead to eternal
life and divine acquittal of all men. Jesus, the second
and last Adam, did this by obedience.
We also read in our opening verse that He “...
being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself,
and became obedient unto death, even the death of
the cross.” Remember that Jesus is Himself God, but
nothing was going to make Him rebellious against
the Father. He was going to be obedient unto death,
even the death of the Cross. God had to respond to
the obedience of Jesus: “Wherefore God also hath
highly exalted him, and given him a name which is
above every name” (Philippians 2:9). He was given
the highest title that could be conferred, because of
His obedience. Glory to God!
Obedience is a great blessing in the realm of the
Spirit. Being born again, you have an obedient spirit
the Bible calls us obedient children (1 Peter 1:14). So,
it’s natural for you to walk in the light of God’s Word,
and be completely yielded to spiritual instructions.
1 Peter 1 13-14
13 - Therefore girding up the loins of your mind, being sober, perfectly hope for the grace being brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
14 - as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance,
Philippians 2 5-10
5 - For let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
6 - who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God,
7 - but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.
8 - And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 - Therefore God has highly exalted Him, and has given Him a name which is above every name,
10 - that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly ones, and of earthly ones, and of ones under the earth;