of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is
To obey is
better than sacrifice.—1 Samuel 15:22.
carefully that love to God and obedience to His commands be the
principle and spring from whence thy actions flow; and that the glory
of God and the salvation of thy soul be the end to which all thy
actions tend; and that the word of God be thy rule and guide in every
enterprise and undertaking. "As many as walk by this rule, peace be
unto them, and mercy."—Burkitt.
is not truly performed by the body of him whose heart is dissatisfied.
The shell without a kernel is not fit for store.—Saadi.
God best that serveth and obeyeth Him most: the life of
thankfulness consists in the thankfulness of the life.—Burkitt.
is more noble, as there is none more holy, than that of
a true obedience.—Henry Giles.
"His kingdom come!" For
pray in vain,
Unless He does in our affections reign.
How fond it were to wish for such a King,
And no obedience to his sceptre bring,
Whose yoke is easy, and His burthen light;
His service freedom, and His judgments right.
we may remember, is a part of religion, and therefore an
element of peace; but love which includes obedience is the
of Christianity is obedience.—J.C.
soul calmly to obey; such offering will be more
acceptable to God than every other sacrifice.—Metastasio.