Hebrews 5:13 – for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 

We learn that being skilled in the word [LOGOS] of righteousness is a constant practice which allows discernment between good and evil. And why is that at all important to one who is redeemed, saved, already made perfect, etc.?

Paul gives reasons in several chapters of Romans. Notice especially in regard to the question above Romans 16:19!

Romans 1:5 – through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the OBEDIENCE of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations. 

Romans 5:19 – For as by the one man's [Adam] disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's [Jesus] OBEDIENCE the many will be made righteous.

Romans 6:16 – Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of OBEDIENCE, which leads to righteousness?

Romans 15:18 – For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to OBEDIENCE —by word and deed.

Romans 16:19 – For your OBEDIENCE is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil.

Romans 16:26 – but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the OBEDIENCE of faith.

The hero’s of faith in Hebrews 11 were commended for their OBEDIENCE to God – in and by their FAITH. What has Jesus “commanded” us to do by-faith?

Maranatha, DrZ

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