From Genesis 12 to Exodus 20 there is a record of God’s purposeful and successful implementation of His promise made to Abraham. Over the span of about six hundred years, Moses details how Jehovah made and kept His covenant to Abraham; He made of him and his descendants a great nation (Genesis 12:2). “For He remembered His holy promise and Abraham His servant. He brought out His people with joy, His chosen ones with gladness (Psalm 105:42-43).
Why does God redeem? What is His goal? Psalm 105:44 states the answer quite succinctly: “That they might observe His statutes and keep His laws.”
Obedience remains the goal of God’s redemption. According to Jesus Himself, His disciples are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and are to be taught to observe all things that He has commanded (Matthew 28:19-20). He is “the author of salvation to all who obey Him (Hebrews 5:9). Therefore, He warns, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
Obedience is essential to your redemption from sin. Obedience is essential to your sanctification in Christ.
Your obedience is God’s unchanging goal for your life.