Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Put Your Back Into It

Have you ever heard the expression, "Put your back into it?"  The idea is that you aren't giving it your all - you've got to put forth strenuous effort in order to accomplish something great!

Deuteronomy 26:16 - This day the Lord your God commands you to do these statutes and ordinances.  You shall therefore be careful to do them with all your heart and with all your soul.

Our obedience shouldn't be sloppy and halfhearted.  We've got to put our back into it, a.k.a our heart and soul!  God doesn't want us to be robots, mindlessly doing what we are told to do as if we were programmed.  He wants us to care about the statutes and ordinances He has given us.  As Matthew Henry puts is, "do them and do not dispute them, do them and not draw back from them; do them and not carelessly and hypocritically, but with thy heart and soul, thy whole heart and thy whole soul."

So today, when you are given the choice to do the right thing or the wrong thing, do the right thing.  And put your heart into it!  :)

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