#25 To Do the Will of the Father
Jesus did not come to save the world. He did not come even to die for the world. He came for one express purpose: to do the will of the FATHER. And that meant dying to save the world.
#24 Obeying What He Saw
Jesus did nothing that was not obedience. All His words and all of His movements were simply obeying what He saw and heard from His Father.
#23 Beyond the Beginning of Obedience
Obedience is not simply doing what God says, though that is the beginning of obedience. Obedience is Christ. He alone could perform God’s will as like God. And Jesus must BE my obedience, living His own performance in God’s will … Continue reading
#22 What Obedience is Not
Obedience is not doing God’s will or performing Christ’s likeness. So what then IS obedience?
#21 Obedience and the Narrow Gate
Matthew 7:13 NASB Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. The entrance that Jesus refers to is the only way … Continue reading
#20 Obedience then Truth
Obedience is first, then comes truth. Truth is known only by obedience. John 8:31-32 AMPC If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. And you will know … Continue reading
#19 By Obeying, I Follow Jesus
By obeying, I follow the Lord. And in following the Lord, I discover Him.
#18 Free to Choose Obedience
I am free to choose obedience or not, but that’s not the real choice I’m making. The choice is really to have the Lord Jesus or…to lose Him.
#17 Obedience is a Choice
Obedience is a choice, but not just between two random options. Obedience is a choice of LIFE or DEATH.
#16 Obedience is Not a Prison
I am utterly free to obey or not obey. Obedience is an offer of God’s Love, a debt I owe, and the mandate of the Father—but not a prison with no doors.
#15 The Things We Substitute for God
Knowledge ABOUT God became a substitute FOR God.
#14 Abandoning Obedience
Knowledge was Eve’s way of abandoning obedience.
#13 To Appear Obedient, Yet Not Be
Knowledge is the way to appear obedient…yet not be. If I KNOW, doesn’t it mean that I know HIM?
#12 Incentive of Obedience
The incentive of obedience – the ONLY incentive – is love.
#11 Obedience is a Mystery
Apart from true relationship with the Lord Jesus, obedience is a mystery…unsolvable.
#10 Obedience is Not about Right and Wrong
Obedience is not the keeping of a written code. Obedience is not about doing right and not doing wrong. Obedience is a relationship to the Person who is God.
#9 Valuable Lessons in Obedience
If the awfulness of life doesn’t teach me to obey, then I have learned nothing. Though I might accumulate volumes of religious truths, only lessons in obedience have value, for now and…eternity.
#8 Education in Obedience
All of life is an education in obedience, or else life is meaningless.
#7 Under the Wings of the Most High
Obedience places you under God —”under the wings of the Most High.” And only obedience does this.
#6 Obedience Is Heard, Not Assumed
Ultimate obedience is heard, not assumed. Obedience is personal direction from the Lord – not our idea of the “generally good.”