Clear Commandments of Godliness

Artwork for Excellence in Ministry: Finishing Well—Doing What’s Best in the Challenges of Ministry

Some pastors pray, either before or after their sermons, that their congregations would have ears to hear and eyes to see the truth in God’s Word, adding that their hands be diligent in good works and their feet swift in obedience. It’s not necessarily glamorous or exciting—in fact, it’s often annoying—but the Christian life really does comes down to one word: obedience. It can be difficult to follow God’s clear commands. However, obedience doesn’t have to involve a grin-and-bear-it kind of attitude, not if we keep in mind that obedience is always for our good and God’s glory.