Trust. Obey.

One of the best ways for me to stay in touch with some of the older CDs in my library is to play them while I drive.   The  >>  and repeat buttons are within easy reach as the white lines zip by like meaure lines.  A neat old treasure brought a smile Monday afternoon.

The CD I decided to review is an out of print demo by Radio Bible Class / Discovery Singers called “An RBC Sampler”    If you’ve read here very much you already know I really enjoy male quartet stylings> I’m particularly drawn to those harmonies that make you me lean forward in your my chair as you I wonder “How do they do that?!

A rich orchestral beginning introduced the tenor voice that led off:

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His love what a glory He sheds on our way… I’ll confess, I was into the harmonies more than I should have when they began at the chorus.  I sang along – bass, of course.  I like tenors; I respect them. Every choir longs for them and every quartet needs two. But I’m glad I’m a bass.  So that’s what I sang, verse after verse.  I smiled a bit as I discovered I still remember the words to this old hymn, even though it’s been a long time since I sang it.

I stopped singing and just listened when these words came across the speakers, however:

But we never can prove the delights of His love until all on the altar we lay; for the favor He shows and the joy He bestows are for them who will trust and obey.

I thought of it as prose instead of a poem and it seemed stronger somehow. Then the last thought of the final verse made me sit taller:

. . . what He says we will do, where He sends we will go.  Never fear, only trust and obey.

It was a good reminder for me Monday morning. I know God orchestrated it because by Monday evening it came to light that  my/our next ministry assignment might be 900 miles west.

The favor He shows and the joy he bestows are for them who will trust and obey. Lord, I want You to be able to say that of —and do that for— me.  I want to live where Your favor shines.

What You say we will do. Where You send we will go.
I need to not be afraid of the unknowns that come to mind; I need to trust. And obey.


2 Replies to “Trust. Obey.”

  1. Jonell


    Good stuff here! I can relate. We were able to attend a Southern Gospel Quartet last Saturday night called “Triumphant Quartet” and their harmonies were outstanding. Sometimes 2 in harmony, sometimes 3, sometimes 4, and other times the pianist was singing too! 🙂

    I like too the truths you bring to the forefront here. I like that we are to never fear, only trust and obey. A great song with a great message and pulls me closer under His wings (the safest place to be) every time I hear it! 🙂


  2. Phil

    It was neat today when Chip mentioned “Trust and Obey” in his sermon.

    “We were just thinking about those concepts a few days ago” 😀 I said to myself.

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