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JANUARY 2008 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:07 ISSUE:01

OBEDIENCE TO GOD AND JOY OF OBEDIENCE
ssZhm\pkcWhpw A\pkcWns ktmjhpw

By REV. RAJKUMAR
[TRANSLATION BY REV. DR. A.T. ZACHARIAH]


Imhns\ A\pkcnpI FXp ssZhns CbmWv. Hcp {InkvXym\n F \nebn k`bvpthn ]eXpw sNphm \app Ignbpw. \psS [\w k`bvpthn Nnehgnphm km[npw. \psS kabw k`bvpthn hn\ntbmKnphm \app km[npw. ssZhs kvt\lnpXpsImmWv \mw CsXmsbpw sNpXv. ssZhtmSp kvt\ln ]e XymKfpw sNphm \mw Xmdmtbmw. Fm ssZhs A\pkcnpXv bmKtm Dasav iapthens ]pkvXIn ssZhw {]hmNI\neqsS ]dbpp. hopw ssZhw Xs P\tmSp ]dbpp: "kzw Fsd knwlmk\hpw `qan Fsd ]mZ]oThpw BIpp; \n F\np ]Wnbp Bebw GXphn[w? Fsd hn{imaehpw GXp? Fsd ssI CsXmsbpw Dmn; As\bmIpp CsXmsbpw DfhmbXp Fp btlmh Acpfnspp; Fnepw Acn\pw a\pXIh\pw Fsd hN\n hnsdph\pamb a\pjys\ Rm ISmnpw. (sbimhp 66:12) btlmhbpsS hN\n hndpIbpw Ahsb A\pkcnpIbpw sNpI: CXmWv ssZhw a\pjy\n \npw B{KlnpXv.

Imhmb tbip{InkvXp Zakvsmkn iuens\ Ipapptm Aht\mSp tNmZnpp; siute, siute, \o Fs D]{ZhnpXp Fp? \n BcmIpp, Imth, Rm \n\pthn Fp sNphm \o B{Klnpp Fp Ah tNmZnXnp tbip Dcw ]dbpp: \o D]{Zhnp tbip BIpp Rm. \o Fgptp ]Wn sNpI; \o sNtpXp AhnsS shp \ntmSp ]dbpw. iu tbiphns\ kzoIcnXmb AtX Ahkcn Ah A\pkcWntXmb Hcp ]pXnb PohnXntep {]thinpp. Cu A\pkcWns ]pXnb A\p`hspdnv hnip ]utemkv Xotmknt\mSv Cs\ hnhcnpp: "aps \mapw _pnsIhcpw A\pkcWanmhcpw hgnsXn \Sphcpw \m\mtamlġpw t`mKġpw A[o\cpw Cujybnepw Akqbbnepw Imew Ignphcpw tZzjnXcpw At\ym\yw ]sIphcpw Bbncpphtm.' (Xnsmkv 3:3) Fm ssZhns B{ZIcpW \s ]m]ns ASnan \npw \on {InkvXphns A\pkcWntep \bnp. \psS cnXmhmb ssZhns Zbbpw a\pjy{]oXnbpw DZntm \psS {]hnIfme Xs IcpW{]Imcw \s cnncnpp. ]cnipmmhns inbmemWv \mw hopwP\\hpw ]pXpPoh\pw {]m]nncnpXv. \psS hnizmkw \mw {InkvXphn kanptm [mcmfambn \Iphm Ignhp ]cnipdqlm apJmncw \psS A\pkcWn\pw hnip PohnXn\pw Ahiyamb Fm hn`hfpw ssZhw \apv \Ipp.

ko\mc ]dbpXpt]mse ssZhns hN\w \s ipoIcnpp. "Rm \ntmSp ]m]w sNmXncntXnp \nsd hN\s lrZbn kw{Klnpp.' (ko\ 119:11) Imhmb tbip{InkvXp Xs ]nXmhnt\mSp {]m\bn ]dbpp: "kXym Ahsc hnipoIcntWta; \nsd hN\w kXyw BIpp.' (tbmlm 17:17) AXpsImv ssZhns kXyap hN\w \s \neoIcnbpw hnipoIcnbpw sNpp. ssZhw \s hnfnp thXncnncnpXv ]nXmhmb ssZhnsd apdnhnp Hhw Bmhnsd hnipoIcWw {]m]np A\pkcWw ImWnm\pw tbip{InkvXphnsd cm XfnsSphm\pambn BsWp hnip ]t{Xmkv olm hnizmknIsfpdnv kmnpp. A{]Imcw tbip{InkvXphns\ A\pkcnpXn\mWv XncphN\w \s {]t_m[nnpXv.

Imhmb tbip{InkvXp Fm ]gb\nba I\Isfbpw AXns icnbmb An n]vXsSppIbmWv sNbvXnpXv. HSnhn\p ]Icw HSnhp, In\p ]Icw Ip, ]n\p ]Icw ]p; Cs\ Hcph ah\p tISp hcpnbXpt]mseXt Ah\pw hcptWw F ]gb\nba I\bpsS ]qcIambn Imhv \s ]Tnnpp: Zpt\mSp FXncpXp; \ns hes sNInp ASnphp atXpw Xncnp ImWn. \nfpsS i{Xpsf kvt\lnn; \nsf D]{Zhnphp thn {]mnn. ssZhns I\Isf A\pkcnpXn\mbnmWv Ah \s hnfnncnpXv. Ahs I\Isf \mw A\pkcnptm henb ktmjw \app e`npp.

FmWv ssZhs A\pkcnm \apv t{]cIamIpXv? Fs PohnX A\p`hfn \npw CXns\ hniIe\w sNphm Rm B{KlnpIbmWv. Hpw Rm ssZhn\pthn sNbvXX. Fmw ssZhw F\npthn sNbvXXmWv. Rm tbip{InkvXphns\ AdnbpXn\papv Hcp \ a\pjy\mbns Pohnm B{Klnncpp. \sXp F\np tXmnbncpsXmsbpw sNphm\pw sXv Fp F\np tXmnbncpsXmsbpw Dt]npIfbphm\pw Rm {ianncpp. Fm ssZhns insb `bmWv Av Rm A{]Imcw sNbvXncpXv. Fm Rm tbip{InkvXphns\ Adnv Ahs\ Fs lrZbn kzoIcntm insbpdnp `bw Fn \npw AIpt]mbn. tbip{InkvXp F\npthn in GsSpXn\m F\np intbmSp `bw amdntmbn. Atm apX ssZhs A\pkcnphm\p Fs {]tNmZ\w `bambncpp, {]XypX ssZhw FtmSp Imnb kvt\lnsbpw IcpWbpsSbpw {]Xn]Icw am{Xambncpp. Atm apX XncphN\w A\pkcnpXneqsSbp B\hpw ktmjhpw kam[m\hpw Rm A\p`hnpXpSn.

bnscaym{]hmNI\neqsS ssZhw kwkmcnp. bnscaymhv C{]Imcw FgpXn. "Ah F\np P\ambpw Rm Ahp ssZhambpw Ccnpw. Ahpw AhcpsS tijw AhcpsS aġpw KpWwhchw Ah Fs Ftpw `bstSXn\p Rm Ahp GIa\pw GIamhpw sImSppw. Rm Ahsc hnp]ncnbmsX Ahp \ sNbvXpsImncnpw Fns\ Rm AhtcmSp Hcp imizX\nbaw sNpw; Ah Fs hnpamdmsXbncnm Fep `n Rm AhcpsS lrZbn Bpw. Rm Ahcn ktmjnp Ahp KpWw sNpw. Rm ]qlrZbtmSpw ]qa\tmSpw IqsS Ahsc Cu tZip \Spw. (bnscaymhp 32:3841) \mw ssZhs A\pkcnm ssZhamWv t{]mml\w \IpXv. Cu `bw A\mtcmKyamb Hcp {]hWXb. Fm AXp Xncpen\pthnbp inWamWv.

ssZhs A\pkcnpXn\p F\np {]tNmZ\ Fsmsap \ntfmsSmw ]p shbvphm Rm B{KlnpIbmWv.

  1. ssZhns kv\lw Fs A\pkcWn\p t{]cnnpp.
    ssZhw BZyw \s kvt\lnXpsImp \mw ssZhs kvt\lnpp. (1 tbmlm 4:19) AXpsImv \psS kvt\lw Hcp {]Xn]Ic kvt\lw am{XamWv. ssZhw Xs GIPmX\mb ]p{Xs\ \Iphm Xhw \tbpw temItbpw kvt\lnp. CXmWv Fm kvt\lnsbpw ImX. Hcph ssZhs kvt\lnppshn Ahs I\Isf A\pkcnpp.

  2. ssZhns Zb Fs A\pkcWn\p t{]cnnpp.
    ssZhnsd Zb, a, ZoLmn Fnh \s am\kmcntep \Spp. (tdma 2:4) ssZhns a\enhmWv Fs am\mcn\p ImcWamnbXv. ap]v ssZhhns hSnsbbmWv Rm `bsncpXv. Fm ssZhn\v FtmSp Zb Rm a\nemnbtm AXp A\pkcWntev Fs hgn \Sn.

  3. ssZhns a\enhv Fs A\pkcWntep t{]cnnpp.
    ssZhns a\enhv Hmv _pnbp Bcm[\bmbn \psS icocsf Poh\pw hnipnbpw ssZhnp {]kmZhpap bmKambn kanm hnip ]utemkv AtmkvXe \s {]t_m[nnpp. (tdma 12:1) \psS icocn ]e Ahbh Dv. apta \mw Ah ]m]n\v ASnasSpnbncpp. Fm Ctm Ahsb ssZhn\p {]kmZw BIphm Xhw {]tbmP\sSptnbncnpp.

  4. ssZhns Ir] Fs A\pkcWntep \bnpp.
    ssZhns Ir]bmWv \app c \IpXv. ssZhns Ir] ]m]n XpScpXn\p A\phmZa, ssZhm\pkcWntep DtP\amWv.

  5. ssZhcmPyw Fs A\pkcWntep \bnpp.
    "BIbm CfIm cmPyw {]m]npXpsImp \mw \nbphcmbn ssZhnp {]kmZw hcpamdp `ntbmSpw `btmSpw IqsS tkh sNbvI.' (F{_mb 12:28) Cu temIn shpXsbmWv \mw ssZhcmPyntep {]thinpXv. ssZhcmPyns kam[m\hpw ktmjhpw inbpw Cu temInshp Xs \mw A\p`hnpp. CfIm cmPyn\pthnbp {]Xymi \s A\pkcWntep \bnpp.

  6. ssZhns hmKvZ Fs A\pkcWntep \bnpp.
    "{]nbaphtc, Cu hmKvZ \app DXpsImp \mw PUnsebpw Bmhnsebpw kIe Ijhpw \on \st shSnmn ssZh`bn hnipnsb XnsIp sImI.' (2 sImcny 7:1)

Cu t{]cWIsfmw \appXpsImv ssZhtmSp A\pkcWw \psS {]Xn]Icns {]Zi\w am{Xambn ]cnWanpp. Fs aI Ipmbncnptm Ahs PZn\ BtLmjthfbn ]ecpw km\ \Imdpmbncpp. Nne hnetbdnb km\ \Inbncpp. BtLmj Ahkm\ntijw Ah Hcp sNdnb km\w Fmhpw sImSppw. AXp hne Ipd Hcp s]kntem dtdm anTmbntbm apw Bbncnpw. ssZhtmSp Fs A\pkcWw Cu sNdnb km\ns ImgvNmSnemWv Rm honpXv. ssZhw Xs GIPmX\mb aIs\ \app \Inb henb kvt\lns sNdnb {]Xyp]Imcw. "Ah\obamb kvt\lw' FmWv hnip ]utemkv AtmkvXe CXns\ hnhcnpXv. AXpsImv A\pkcWw Hcp `mca, AXv Hcp ktmjamWv. ssZhs ]qambn Rm A\pkcnppshtm Hcp hnipPohnXw \bnphm km[nppshtm A Rm CXn \npw AampXv. Fm ]m]n Pohnm Rm B{Klnpn. Fs ]m]sf ssZhw F\np a\nemncptm A\pX]nm\pw AXp hnm\pw Rm B{Klnpp.

1980 Rm tbip{InkvXphns\ Fs a\n kzoIcntm Rm P\nbnepw Fs `mcy cmKnWn _mwqdnepambncpp. B ImebfhnXs Fs `mcy at\mtcmKnWnbmbn. Rm {InkvXphn hnizkn hnhcw Ah Adnncpn. Fs _p Ahsf Bip]{Xnbnemn Shock Treatment XpSn. DSXs Rm CUybn aSnsbn. Atmtgpw AhfpsS \ne KpcpXcambn. Fmw Xmdpamdmbn Fp tXmnb \nanjfmbncpp AXp. Ahsf hon XncnsI sImpt]mIm tUmIvSam FtmSp \ntinp. Rm Ahsf P\nbntep Iqnsmpt]mbn. Nnetmsgms \ne imamIpw, Nnetmsgms hjfmIpw. AXn\nsS ssZhw XncphN\nqSn FtmSp kwkmcnp. "Fm AImetp Iw klnp \nsf {InkvXphn Xsd \nXytXPnmbn hnfnncnp k Ir]mephmb ssZhw Xt bYmm\sSpn Ddnp ioIcnpw.' (1 ]s{Xmkv 5:10) Rm ssZhhN\n hnizknp. AImen\p tijw ssZhw cmKnWnsb kpJsSppsap Rm hnizknp. Fm Cu "AImew' F{X \msfp Rm Adnncpn. Rm ssZhtmSp tNmZnpan.

_memw {]hmNI _memnt\mSp ]d hmpI F\np in \In. "hymPw ]dhm ssZhw a\pjy\; A\pX]nm Ah a\pjy]p{X\pa; Xm Iev]nXp sNmXncnptam? Xm AcpfnsbvXXp \nhnmXncnptam?' (kwJym]pkvXIw 23:19) ssZhw kwkmcnph am{Xa, Ah {]hnph IqSnbmWv. ssZhw hmKvZm\w sNbvXXpt]mse Hcp Znhkw ssZhw Fs `mcysb ]qambn kpJsSpn. ssZhns Hcp Znhkw a\pjys Bbncw Znhkw t]msebpw ssZhns Bbncw Znhkw a\pjys Hcp Znhkw t]msebpw Ccnpp. FtmSp hmKvZm\w sNbvX B "AImew' ]Xn\p hjambncpp. ssZhw hmKvZn hnizkvX\mWv. Cp cmKnWn ]cn]q tcmKhnapbmWv. at\mtcmKnIġv IuknenwKv sImSpp tPmenbn {]hnpp. B sXmgnen cmKnWnv henb ]cnioe\w Hpw e`nnn. Fm at\mtcmKnIsfpdnp at\m`mcw Ahsf B sXmgn sNpXn\p \nnXbmpp.

ssZhs A\pkcnpXn AXynIamb ktmjw Dsmpp. ssZhw Fs\bmWv \s A\pkcWn\p hnt[bcmpXv? "Rm Fsd Bmhns\ \nfpsS Dn Bn \nsf Fsd Nfn \Spamdmpw; \n Fsd hn[nIsf {]amWnp A\pjvTnpw.' (sbsltkvI 36:27) ssZhns ]cnipmmhmWv \s A\pkcWn\p hnt[bcmpXv. ]cnipmmhv Imcy\pw hgn\SnpImc\pamWv.

hnip bmtm_v olm tamlns K`[mcWsbpw ]m]ns P\\tbpw Ipdnv \s {]t_m[nnpp. "]consSptm Rm ssZhm ]consSpp Fp Bcpw ]dbcpXp. ssZhw tZmjfm ]consSmh BIpp; Xm Bscbpw ]conpXpan. Hmtcmcp ]consSpXp kz tamlm BIjnp hioIcnsSpIbm BIpp. tamlw K`w [cnp ]m]s {]khnpp; ]m]w apgpnp acWs s]dpp.' (bmtm_v 1:1315) icocimkv{XmSnm\n K`[mcWhpw {]khhpw Xnep kabssZLyw ]Xns\mp amkamWv. Fm ]m]tamlns K`[mcWhpw ]m]s {]khnpXnepw Xnep kabssZLyw \nnXa. AXp \nanjtfm hjtfm BImw. ]m]s {]khnmsX tamls AeknnpI FXv ssZhw A\phZnnp K`n{ZamWv. tamlw ]m]s {]khnm \mw A\phZncpXv. ko\mc Xs {]m\bn AXn\mbn ssZhns apn \ntiw Xncbpp. "\o RfpsS AIrXysf \nsd apnepw RfpsS clky]m]sf \nsd apJ{]Iminepw shncnpp.' (ko\ 90:8)

ssZhtmSp A\pkcWn \mw am{Xa ktmjnpXv. temIw apgph\pw kzhpw \tmsSmv ktmjnpp. "As\Xt am\kmcsSp Hcp ]m]nsbpdnp ssZhZqXmcpsS aty ktmjw DmIpw Fp Rm \ntfmSp ]dbpp.' (epsmkv 15:10)

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