Considering the Cost of Disobedience
David’s disobedience to God cost his family peace (2 Samuel 12). Solomon’s disobedience to God cost his sons a united kingdom (1 Kings 11). Adam’s disobedience cost humanity fellowship with God (Romans 5:19). Our acts of disobedience may not be as earth shattering as these, or will they? We never know the cost of disobedience to God. Thinking about the cost of disobeying Christ’s command to “Go… make disciples” (Matthew 28:19-20). What if my neglect to be a faithful witness and disciple maker cost someone a place in eternity? What if my neglect to be a faithful witness to someone in my neighborhood that moves to another country and doesn’t have a faith to pass on to next generations and unbelievers?
Considering the cost of disobedience, makes me want to obey. And in every act of obedience is the potential for more growth as the risk leads us to trust God and experience God and display our love for God (John 14:21, 23).
The cost of disobedience may never be fully known, but it will be high.
Lord, make me an obedient, willing servant of your will.