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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Joy of Obedient Sacrifice
yearns for us to have an obedient heart—one that listens to the conviction and
direction of the Holy Spirit as David listened—one which, unlike Jonah, follows
God’s will without argument. I certainly do not wish my life to be likened to
Solomon’s life—one lived apart from God. It is our responsibility for holiness
of heart and obedience to God to be the most important disciplines of our lives.
Disobedience stems from pride. Longing for personal acceptance by others, it
says “no” when the sacrifice involves humility. However, true obedience reveals
respect for the cost of Jesus’ sacrifice, and goes where disobedience never
will— into the very heart of God. This is where the joy of obedient sacrifice is
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