Seeking the Lord: Obey God

The Devil tells us that this world should work on our terms. It does not! Moreover, he tries to deceive us into believing that faith and salvation should be on our terms. They are not!
God’s word clearly states we cannot justify or save our selves by human effort (Gal 3:11; Eph 2:8-9 et al.). Our obedience offered to God will never be e________ to satisfy God’s just nature (see Isa 55:11). However, a saving faith demands we o______ God. When it comes to God’s blessing, there is no substitute for humble o___________.

(James 1:22; Matt 7:24-27; Jn 13:15-17; Acts 5:32; 1 Jn 2:17)