Heartfelt Obedience

By Charles H. Spurgeon

    The position of a Christian should be that of a soldier to whom the centurion saith “Go,” and he goeth, and “Do this,” and he doeth it.  Submission to our Lord and Savior will be manifested by ready obedience:  delays are essentially insubordinations, and neglects are a form of rebellion.  I fear that there are some Christians whose disobedience to Christ is a proof of their pride.

    Can any point in our Lord’s will be unimportant to us?  Can the wish of a dear friend be trivial to those who love him?  Has Jesus said, “If ye love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15), and shall I treat them as matters of no moment?  No, my Lord, if it were the lifting of a stone from the road, if it were the moving of a leaf, or the brushing away of a cobweb, if Thou ordainest it, then it becomes important straightway – important to my loving allegiance, that I may by my prompt obedience show how fully I submit myself to Thee.  Love is often more seen in little things than in great things.  Let your love be shown by a childlike obedience, which studies to do all the Master’s will in all points.