Often, my parents would tell me to do something. Of course, I responded with, "Why?" "Because I said so," became their mantra. They felt I didn't need to know the reason, I should just be obedient and do it.
The heart of the matter was this: did I trust my parent to do the right thing for me? They were older, wiser and wanted the best thing for me. I should just obey unquestioningly.
Don't you think God feels the same way as parents do? He wants us to first trust Him and then immediately obey. Putting off obeying is the same thing as disobedience, by the way.
Those of us who have given our lives to Christ can obey without reservation because He has shown us His unending love by dying for us on the cross. We can trust in His power by His rising from the dead. Instead of Him saying, "Because I said so," He proved His authority.
One of the greatest "because" statements He ever said was this:
"Because I live, you will live also." John 14:19
Once you know that deep in your spirit, you don't really have to question.
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