Sunday, February 7, 2010


Joseph was a simple, honest, hard-working and God-fearing man.  When the angel appeared to him in a dream and told him to marry Mary, because the child that she was carrying was from the Holy Spirit, Joseph obeyed the angel and took Mary as his wife. Joseph also showed his obedience to God when he listened to the angel and took his family to Egypt. His obedience is reflected clearly in the scripture below.
THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT [Matthew 2:12-15]
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.
Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother,  and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, “Out of Egypt I have called my son.”

HOW CAN WE SHOW OUR OBEDIENCE TO GOD? We can show our obedience to God by:
  • reflecting on his word
  • having a personal and intimate relationship with him and living by his word
  • loving him and keeping his commandments.
In Matthew 22:36-40 God’s commandments are repeated which says, "Teacher, which commandment is the most important?" Jesus said, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and soul, and with all of your mind.' This is the first and most important commandment. But the second is like it: 'Love your neighbour as you love yourself.” All of Moses’ Teachings and the Law of the Prophets depend on these two commandments."

Prayer: Lord, create in me a humble heart and take away all my foolish pride and anger. Please help me to always keep your commandments. Lord, help me to keep on believing in you even when my burdens become hard to bear. Amen