Obedience is Better
"Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ,
let us go on unto perfection." (Hebrews 6:1)
The writer to the Hebrews long ago pointed out that some professed Christians were marking time and getting nowhere! They had had opportunity to grow—but they had not grown. They had had sufficient time to mature, yet they were still babes.
So, he plainly exhorted them to leave their meaningless religious round and press on to perfection.
It is possible to have motion without progress, and this describes much of the activity among Christians today. It is simply lost motion! It boils down to this—it is possible that we may attend church for a lifetime and be none the better for it. I think we can say that most Christians have no clear end toward which they are striving. On the endless religious merry-go-round they continue to waste time and energy.
A Christian cannot hope for the true manifestation of God while he lives in a state of disobedience. Let a man refuse to obey God on some clear point, and the rest of his religious activity will be wasted. The instructed and obedient Christian will yield to God as the clay yields to the potter and will relish every moment in church!
Lord, help me to clearly understand Your calling and purpose for my life. I don’t want to spin my wheels; I want to serve You effectively.