Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Obedience != Perfection

Think about your own children. Do they obey every rule you lay down, perfectly, every time?


Do you then consider them disobedient because of their failures?


Obedience isn't about obeying the rules perfectly; it's about the attitude. An obedient child is one who tries to obey, not one who necessarily is always successful in his attempts. Nor is he "disobedient" if he disobeys on occasion, as long as his overall attitude is one of obedience.

Yet we think God holds us to a less-graceful standard?

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