Wednesday, 26 April 2017



What is the whole duty of Man? – Part II


What is the whole duty of Man?
In the last blog, we have seen what it is important to have fear of God. In this blog, we will emphasize over obedience to commandments of God. 

Commandments of God;

Obedience to God is the important thing after the Fear of the God. This is the second most important thing in the whole duty of man. If you have Fear of the God then definitely you will obey his commandments.


God will never ask things to do or he will not request you, rather he gives commandment and as a good sheep, HE expects that we will listen & obey his voice and commandments.

One Single Mistake and Saul Lost his Kingship:

In Bible, we can see these example of Saul who was appointed as the first king over Israel, but just due to disobedience to the commandment of the Lord he lost his kingship.


What is the whole duty of Man?
Though God told Saul to Strike Amalek, and utterly destroy everything (including nursing child)

Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. 
1Samuel 15:3(KJV)

But instead of that  Saul keep King Agag and best of the things 

 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good and would not utterly destroy them: but everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
1 Samuel 15:9 (KJV)

What are the consequences of this?

Because of Saul disobedience, he has to face God anger over his life and as a result of this, he has to lose his kingship just because he fails to attain whole duty of man.

If we look this from saul's perspective, his intention was not bad. He wanted to give God best of the best.

But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal.
 1 Samuel 15:21 (KJV)

But what did God has to say about this is a clear instruction to everyone. God is not interested in our sacrifice rather than he is interested in our obedience to HIS commandments. 

 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 
1 Samuel 15:22(KJV)

After this, we see saul kills King Agag but it is not the remedy. He lost everything because of just one act of disobedience. 

What is the conclusion?

Saul got rejected as the King of Israel. Lost his kingship and favor from God because of disobedience to God commandments.

The whole duty of man is to Fear God and Keep His commandments.

Take a decision today to obey the two great Commandments given by our Lord Jesus  Christ
1)You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind ( This is the first and great commandment)
2)You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.) 
(Matthew 22:37 to 40)

Ask for the Spirit of Obedience to His commandment, and you will see the unseen favor from God over your life.

My Testimony about my name: 


What is the whole duty of Man?I want to share my small testimony here with you. My real name was Sainath which is kept in the name of one of the gods in India Saibaba because my mother was a devotee to Saibaba.

 But when we became born again believer. In my spirit, I felt like I should change my name. When I was in Shekinah (Bible course) during the counseling session Apostel Stan from Nigeria did counseling to me. I shared my thought with him about my name. Then he told me even demons has there names and name are the very important thing in Spiritual life. He explained to me how God changed the name of Abram to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah, Jacob to Israel and so on. Then he gave me one book written by him. In this, he has mentioned about all these things. He told me while writing this book (Grand Design )and all this thing I thought someone will be get benefited out of this and I think I wrote this book for you and he gave me this book as a gift. 

That night I read the book and I said to God if you really want me to change my name then please tell me. Next morning I got one scripture from Bible saying I will give you a new name (Revelation 2:17)

I got the confirmation, but I said to Lord I want the name in the Marathi Language. So that day I purchased Marathi Bible and in that Bible, I got one scripture i.e. 

Romans 12:1 
I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Word Sacrifice in Marathi Bible translated as Samarpan. I felt in my Spirit this may be my name and I prayed over it.

Next day morning Pastor Ivone came to preach morning devotion and he was about to preach on Red Sea (Exodus 14), but to my surprise, he said to open book of Romans chapter 12, and while reading this scripture instead of reading sacrifice (Balidan in Hindi) he read Samarpan. I firmly got confirmation this name God wants to give me.

So I changed my name to obey God commandment. What was the benefit of that I saw a radicle change in my personal as well as spiritual life? Now after almost 4 years I see only 200 to 300 people my friends and relatives and they are from India only know me as Sainath. But from all over the world because of my blogs and my messages people know me as Samarpan.

God never ask us to obey a big command but He will ask us to obey small Commandment. As small as watch this video, wear this shirt, go to this place, talk to this person etc. and if we as a humble child of God start obeying his commandment with having fear of God we will see the amazing power of God working in our life just by doing the  whole duty of man.

I hope this will encourage you. 

Have a Bless Day

In Jesus name Amen.

In Christ
Br. Samarpan Thorat

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