Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Command, don't suggest

In his first letter to Timothy, Paul instructs him to, "Command and teach these things." Notice that he doesn't tell Timothy to suggest the things of God. Rather, he tells Timothy to command these things. The truths of God are not simply recommendations, they are non-negotiable commands. 

As a follower of Christ, are you prepared to receive commands. As a maturing Christian, are you prepared to present the commands of God to others? This is what we are called to do; submit to God's commands and teach them to others. 

Jesus put it this way in the Great Commission, "teach them to obey all I have commanded." 

2 comments:

Spherical said...

God does not give us suggestions and then tell us to try it, see if it works. He gives us absolutes and says "Do it until it works!"

Eric Jones said...

Spherical,
Nicely said. Great statement of truth.