What is obedience?

- It is defined as “dutiful or submissive compliance to the commands of one in authority.”

- “Dutiful” means it is our obligation to obey God, just as Jesus fulfilled His duty to the Father by dying on the cross for our sin.

- “Submissive” indicates that we yield our wills to God’s.

- “Commands” speaks of the Scriptures in which God has clearly delineated His instructions.

- The “one in authority” is God Himself, whose authority is total and unequivocal.

- For the Christian, obedience means complying with everything God has commanded. It is our duty to do so.