Mankind’s problem with God is not primarily a matter of understanding but of control. We all understand more than we obey. It’s not that we don’t know God’s ways – It’s that we prefer our own.
“A disciple is not above his teacher, or a slave above his master. It is enough for a disciple to become like his teacher and a slave like his master” (Matt. 10:24-25). If you don’t have higher ambitions than that – If it’s enough for you to be like Jesus, today’s chapter provides some profound insights into what the Person you want to resemble was like.
It’s hard to live a life of obedience to God in a disobedient world … But did you know that this time of difficult obedience will come to an end one day?
Christianity was never meant to be the drudgery of having to obey God, but the delight of getting to obey Him. We can move beyond the oughtness of obedience into the privilege of it. We do that by…
Paul reminds us of two of the most important components of the obedience God requires of His children: it is immediate, and it is on-going.
“Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. (Acts 26:19, HCSB) Ever wonder what sets apart the great men and women of faith? I believe it is implied here: obedience. Interestingly, the word used here can mean “to obey” or “to persuade.” The two ideas are tied tightly together: Paul obeyed the […]