Obedience A Dangerous Concept

Dangerous to discuss or advocate that is, as it is one of the most divisive principles found in scripture.

It requires submission to God’s sovereignty and is resisted by our personal nature and rejected by western culture which in typical post-modern style rejects all authority but the self.

It is dangerous for believers, because, most often, the gauge of obedience is a personal standard.
e.g.: Judges 17:6, 21:25 with Matthew 7:21-22.

We often have “blind spots” concerning our level of maturity in obedience and compare ourselves either to other believers or to our own selves months or years earlier. Instead, the standard of obedience ought to be Christ. 1 Peter 2:21

Obedience is not legalism nor religious oppression. It is an unreserved and unconditional submission to God (as revealed in scripture). Deuteronomy 30:1-20, Joshua 1:7-9.