“Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?” Romans 6:16 NIV
What does it mean to be a slave to obedience? Once again, we find Jesus as the most incredible example. In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus asked his Father three times: please don’t make me suffer like this. Three times. Ultimately, He also wanted God’s will to save humanity. He deferred obediently to his Father’s wishes and suffered a martyr’s death. He was separated from His Father for the first time ever just to open a window for our salvation.
So, obedience can be uncomfortable. It’s not always what we want to do. We may not feel like it. We may have no desire whatsoever to comply. But then there is…
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