The Importance of Obedience

Immediate and complete obedience is the only kind of obedience there is. Delayed obedience is disobedience. The only way to properly obey, is to obey ‘in the selfsame day’ as Abraham did (Gen. 17:21). It is a pity to rob ourselves – along with robbing God and others – by our procrastination. ‘In the selfsame day’ is the Bible’s way of saying “do it now!” (Morning Watch)

“A true believer will crucify the question, ‘WHY?’ He will obey without questioning. I will not be one of those who, except they see signs and wonders, will in no wise believe. I will obey without questioning!” (Luther)

“Ours is not to make reply,
Ours is not to reason why,
Ours is but to do…and die.” (Lord Tennyson)

“What is more pleasing to the Lord : your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to His voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission to God’s will, His way, is better than offering the fat of rams. Rebellion (failure to completely & immediately obey) is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as sinful as worshiping idols.” (1Sam. 15:22-23, free translation)

“Obedience is the fruit of faith; patience, the bloom.” (Rossetti)

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