By Josh McCarthy / Cowboys of the Cross

There’s an old hymn we’ll sing in church every now and then called trust and obey.
Maybe you’ve heard it, if someone were to ask me what I thought God was trying to teach me at this
point in my Christian walk it would be exactly that, to trust and obey.
Say you’re entered in the bronc riding and one of the top guys stops to give you advice chances are
you’re going to pay attention, trust his advice and try to put his teaching into practice during your next
ride. Or how about when one of the top hands on the outfit gives you some tips along with some
warnings about certain parts of the job that only come with experience. If we would trust and obey that
kind of advice how much more should we trust and obey God and His Word when it comes to things like
being saved from our sins and how God expects us to live life every day.

We all need to trust and obey God including His warnings like the ones in 1 Corinthians 6 that says
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:
neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor
thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Or Romans 6
For the wages of sin is death,
These warnings have been a help to me in my Christian walk on days when I’m tempted and want to just
assume God will have grace so I can live however I want.
If we would listen to the warnings of an experienced mentor on things like bronc riding or cowboyin’
how much more should we listen to Gods warnings.
To go along with those warnings, we also need to trust and obey the good promises of a loving and
gracious God like Romans 10
if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the
dead, you will be saved.

Or what about John 6
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes
in me shall never thirst. 36But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37All that the
Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out

God desires all to trust and obey Him. If we come to Him in faith, heed His warnings and trust His
promises namely believing that Jesus Christ is God that He took the punishment for your sins by His
death on the cross and rose again three days later to defeat sin and death. He will save you from your
sins and give you the gift of eternal life with Him. Trust and obey that today.

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