“This sainthood is one of the great benefits of being a recipient of God’s grace. It also reflects a responsibility to act like one who has received this calling.”Darrell Bock
I copied this quote down, but unfortunately, I didn’t note in which book I found it.
But this is a good reminder that our status as believers should influence how we live. We are called to obey the directions given to us by our Savior.
We don’t obey to secure our position or standing in the kingdom. We obey out of gratitude for the position we have been given.
One way of thinking about obedience is that by obeying we are removing barriers to deeper fellowship with God. This is not because God views us differently but because disobedience is an indication that our hearts are not looking to God for that relationship.
Also, when we disobey, we misrepresent the God we claim to worship.
So, let’s choose today to live in obedience according to our calling.
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