8208 commitment, to God

8208 commitment, to God

Commitment to God arises from faith in his promises, is expressed in worship and adoration and leads to obedience to his commands.

Commitment to God commanded

Dt 27:10; Jos 24:14; Ro 12:1-2 See also Dt 6:13; Dt 10:12-13; Dt 13:4; Jos 22:5 Joshua reiterates Moses’commands; Jdg 6:10; 1Sa 7:3; 1Sa 12:24; 1Ch 28:9 David’s instructions to Solomon; 2Ch 19:9; Jer 38:20; 1Th 4:1; 2Ti 2:22

Obedience to God’s commands as a sign of commitment

Dt 7:9; Jos 24:24; Ro 6:17 See also Ex 19:8; Dt 11:22; 1Ki 8:61; Ne 10:29; Ps 40:6-8 The reference may be to the ear-piercing that was a sign of slaves’voluntary commitment to their masters; Jer 7:23; Jer 11:3; Jer 38:20; Jer 42:6; Hag 1:12; Zec 6:15 Jesus Christ equates obedience with love: Jn 14:15; Jn 15:10
Ac 5:29; Ro 2:13

Love for God and worship of him are hallmarks of commitment

Dt 30:6; Jn 21:15 See also Dt 6:5; Dt 10:12; Dt 11:1,13,22; Jos 23:11; Ne 1:5; Isa 56:6-7; Jer 20:12; Da 9:4; Mt 6:24 pp Lk 16:13; Mt 22:37 pp Mk 12:30

Benefits of commitment to God

Dt 30:20; 2Ch 16:9; Pr 16:3; Rev 2:10 See also Ex 19:5-6; Ex 20:6; Dt 28:1; 1Sa 12:14; 1Ki 2:2-4; Ps 97:10; Pr 2:7-8; Isa 1:19; Jer 26:13

Examples of commitment to God

Abraham: Ge 22:17-18; Heb 11:8
Nu 12:7 Moses; Jos 22:2 the tribes who settled in Transjordan; 1Ki 15:5 David; 1Ki 15:14 pp 2Ch 15:17 Asa Hezekiah: 2Ki 20:3; 2Ch 31:20
2Ki 23:25 Josiah; Ne 13:14 Nehemiah; Jn 13:37 Simon Peter’s good intentions

God’s commitment of gifts and tasks to his people

God’s commitment of gifts 1Co 9:17

God’s commitment of the faith to believers Jude 3

See also

1345covenant
5375law
8031trust, importance
8223dedication
8225devotion
8248faithfulness
8292love
8403commands

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