But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. Romans 6:17
The police department of Casper, Wyoming, has an Animal Protection Unit that offers dog obedience classes to the public. The head of the program said, “The animal’s quality of life… increases when the relationship between the animal and owner is strengthened through obedience training.” If you have a dog, you know the truth of that. An undisciplined dog is a danger to himself and others.
If dogs can enjoy a better quality of life by learning to obey, how much more should we learn to obey our Lord in all things—large and small. Obedience may be more difficult for some people than others, but even the most stubborn learners become serious about obeying when they realize that following God is the best and only way to live—for now, and for eternity.
Is there an area of your life in need of discipline and obedience? When you bring that area under the control of the Holy Spirit, your quality of life will increase!
Christians often perceive obedience to God as some test designed just to see if we’re really committed to him. But what if it’s designed as God’s way of giving us what’s best for us? Craig Groeschel