Thoughts on the Way Home

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Obedience - Andrew Murray


Let us listen to what the Lord Jesus says about obedience (John 14:21-23). "He that keepeth My commandments, he it is that loveth Me; and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and We will make our abode with him." And in John 15:10, "If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love." These words are an inexhaustible treasure. Faith can firmly trust Christ to enable us to live such a life of love and obedience."

-Andrew Murray, God's Best Secrets, January 9

Have you ever thought in terms of believing Christ for your obedience? We have a tendency to view faith in Christ as something we only exercise at the beginning of the Christian life in order to partake of salvation, but this is terribly wrong. The life that we now live in the flesh, we live by faith in the Son of God (Gal. 2:20). We walk - right now - by faith, and we will continue to do so for the rest of our lives (2 Cor. 5:7. Far from putting our faith in Christ at one moment in time and then calling it good, we are continually fixing our eyes on him throughout the day (Heb. 12:2), trusting Him to enable us to be obedient to His will. Learn to trust Christ, not only for your salvation, but for your moment-by-moment obedience!