Faith to Obedience

“Through him and for his name’s sake,
we received grace and apostleship
to call people from among all the Gentiles
to the obedience that comes from faith”
(Romans 1:5)

Salvation is by faith and not by works.

  • “Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent” (John 6:29)
  • “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no-one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Obedience is the response that is expected to arise from our faith and out of our love for the Lord.

  • “The obedience that comes from faith” (Romans 1:5)
  • “Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching” (John 14:23)

In the Great Commission Jesus sets it out clearly. First we are to bring people to faith in the Lord and then teach them to obey His teaching.

  • “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations …. teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Obedience is the expression of our faith and love. To disobey the Lord would be to reject Him and walk away from Him.

  • “If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love” (John 15:10)

This is what we pray for in the prayer Jesus taught us – which is really the Believer’s Prayer

Our Father in Heaven
Hallowed be Your Name
Your Kingdom come
Your will be done
On earth as in heaven

Live out your faith in, and love for, our Lord


Father God, please build my faith and  pour Your love into my heart by the Holy Spirit – so that my greatest desire will be to walk with You in Your ways all the days of my life. Amen.