“If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out
whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own” (John 7:17).

“The golden rule for understanding spirituality is not
intellect, but obedience. If a man wants scientific knowledge, intellectual
curiosity is his guide; but if he wants insight into what Jesus Christ teaches,
he can only get it by obedience. If things are dark to me, then I may be sure
there is something I will not do. Intellectual darkness comes through
ignorance; spiritual darkness comes because of something I do not intend to
obey” (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest).

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive
yourselves. Do what it says” (James 1:22).


Written August 1991.

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