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Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

10 January 2013

Thoughts on “evangelical obedience”

During last night’s prayer meeting, we meditated on Psalm 119:4.
You have ordained Your precepts,
That we should keep them diligently.

We examined thoughts from Bridges’ commentary on the psalm. He highlights “evangelical obedience” – and the born-again believer’s motivation for obeying God’s laws.
We concluded with the question: What is “evangelical” (i.e. gospel) obedience?
  • It is obedience that transforms all the business of my day into my Master’s business.
A mother’s day is filled with the care of little people: wiping noses, changing diapers, doing laundry, sweeping up crumbs, again and again… Gospel-inspired obedience means that all (even the most ordinary, routine, menial tasks) will be done as if done unto Christ!
At the beginning of a new year, I plead for the grace my Savior stands ever-ready to give – and take heart from these encouraging, motivating thoughts!

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