Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So, the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!” – John 4:50-51
We are called to hear the Word of God, believe the Word of God, and obey the Word of God. Following Jesus’ response about His son, the man in this passage obeyed what he was told. He did exactly as Jesus said and went on his way.
Do you know what real faith is? Real faith is belief with legs on it. James said in James 2:26, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” You don’t have strong faith if you do not obey the Word of God. You hear the Word of God, you believe the Word of God, and then you obey the Word of God. Had this man still had only superficial, superstitious faith, he would have still been there, begging Jesus for a sign, a wonder. Instead, he left his request with Jesus. He did exactly what Jesus told him to do, and he believed the Word of God.
- Where is God calling you to be obedient to Him currently?
- How might you have been guilty of hearing the Word of God but not believing or obeying it?
Act in the area God has called you to obedience today. Take concrete steps to obey what God has asked of you.