Urantia, September 4, 2006.
Teacher: The Beloved.
Subject: “By His Never-Ending Devoted Love.”
Message received by Lytske.
The Beloved: “Let us ponder the word, ‘obedience’. To render obedience to the will of God requires faith in God. It requires faith in the goodness of God. Faith in the changeless-ness of God, the love of God, and trust and faith in your son-ship or daughter-ship with God.
The infinite Creator is first and foremost a loving Father to His myriad creatures. He does not exact obedience from His children, but rather, He expects this to be freely given.
A happy well-adjusted human father would expect his children to respect his wishes too, as he, in his wisdom, makes these known for the well-being of the whole family, for if one family member errs, the whole family may suffer.
This is the example the Father in heaven sets before His children. He never coerces through threats to call His children to obedience. Rather, in His almighty wisdom, He will bring the erring child back into the fold by His never-ending, devoted love.
Of course, a child unwilling to listen will sooner or later suffer the consequences of his or her behavior. When he or she subsequently feels in disharmony with the self and the surroundings, because this ‘does not feel good’, he or she will sooner or later repent to once again feel like an accepted member of the family, and will no longer want to live in the mire of errant ways.
The Father expects His child to sooner or later come back, and when it recognizes that it truly has a loving Father in heaven and experiences the unconditional love of the one God, its faith is re-enforced in the goodness of God, and it will do its utmost to obey the laws of God.
Therefore, obedience becomes a selfless act of joy because of the surety in the child of knowingly belonging in the Kingdom of heaven.”
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
I Am the Satisfaction of Your Soul — The Beloved One.