Obedience can be something you render to God grudgingly and half-halfheartedly thus making you obedience an ugly thing or you can make it a beautiful thing. How? Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
John 14:21 (ESV)
21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
“It seems to me that half the beauty of obedience consists in obeying the command at once. Suppose you have a boy, and you say to him, ‘John, I want you to go on an errand,’ and he says, ‘Very well, father, I will go next week;’ what sort of a lad is he? Suppose he says, ‘Yes, father, I really mean to go, but not until tomorrow;’ is not that virtually disobedience? Call it what you may, delaying to obey is disobedience. Has it ever struck you, door friends, that, when you postpone attendance to a duty, you sin in the postponement? How many times do you sin?” I cannot calculate. If it is a duty you ought to do at this hour, yet you put it off hour after hour, do you not sin as many times as there are hours in which you delay? Perhaps it would be even more correct, to say that, for every moment that a duty is neglected, there is a sin every time the clock ticks; certainly, you are keeping on in one long-continued act of sin, and thereby provoking God to anger. Neglect of duty is continuous sin.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit LI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1905), p. 339]