Best 470 of Obedience quotes - MyQuotes
All the social ills that law presumes to correct exist because people are not free to learn and grow.
If you really want succeed in what you do, obey this rule;... Wake up very early, go to bed lately... Occupy your time usefully!
Christianity loses its scriptural fidelity and internal power when it no longer affirms both sola fide and the necessity of obedience.
Obedience, unconditional obedience, is the catch-word of tyrants of every description, and to render 'assurance doubly sure,' one kind of despotism supports another.
We need people who push boundaries rather than retreat inside them.
The American Dream has become a death sentence of drudgery, consumerism, and fatalism: a garage sale where the best of the human spirit is bartered away for comfort, obedience and trinkets. It's unequivocally absurd.
As for freedom, it will soon cease to exist in any shape or form. Living will depend upon absolute obedience to a strict set of arrangements, which it will no longer be possible to transgress. The air traveler is not free. In the future, life's passengers will be even less so: they will travel through their lives fastened to their (corporate) seats.
Purity doesn't happen by accident; it requires obedience to God.
Gordon B. Hinckley
God will always make a way where there is no way.
Johann Baptist Metz
There is a poverty of the average human’s life, who is unnoticed by the world. It is the poverty of the commonplace. There is nothing heroic about it; it is the poverty of the common lot, devoid of ecstasy. Jesus was poor in this way. He was no model figure for humanists, no great artist or statesman, no diffident genius. He was a frighteningly simple man, whose only talent was to do good. The one great passion in his life was “the Father.” Yet it was precisely in this way that he demonstrated “the wonder of empty hands” (Bernanos), the great potential of the person on the street, whose radical dependence on God is no different from anyone else’s. He has no talent but that of his own heart, no contribution to make except self-abandonment, no consolation save God alone.
Our entire lives we witness individuals, the ones who break some of the most culturally sensitive moral codes, ruined permanently by the media - i.e. shamed ruthlessly by the masses - i.e. dragged horribly by the village. While this is often intended to serve as a deterrent for the rest of us not to do anything too stupid, many of us choose to do stupid things anyway; and surely it is because the lot of us regard it simply as a challenge to bravery and a temptation to try to rise above or sneak past the law, to outsmart the justice system: I'm afraid the notion 'It'll never happen to me' is one of mankind's greatest hits.
That's the excitement in obedience, finding out later what God had in mind.
The direction a cloud moves is always approved of by the wind.
Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ will ever be productive of good works; for this faith worketh by love, as the apostle says, and love to God always produces obedience to his holy laws.
Parents expect only two things from their children, obedience in their childhood and respect in their adulthood.
It is when we are at our darkest hour, when we can see no evidence that God loves us or that he is even there to listen to our prayers, much less answer them...and yet, we still obey. It is then that the devil is reminded that his cause is lost.
Pride, willfulness, and rebellion against what “is written” are the causes of the Bible being hard to understand. The hard part, then, is not understanding with the mind, but being willing to obey what he does not want to obey. If a person could not understand the truth, he could not reject it.
Following Jesus may be personal, but it is never private.
You don't want captains in the army who know too much or think too much.
Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu
Obedience learned through the hard way lasts for a lifetime.
Control the manner in which a man interprets his world, and you have gone a long way toward controlling his behavior. That is why ideology, an attempt to interpret the condition of man, is always a prominent feature of revolutions, wars, and other circumstances in which individuals are called upon to perform extraordinary action.
A woman who talks back is intolerable.
Richard J. Foster
Worship begins in holy expectancy, it ends in holy obedience.
Faith without works is not faith at all, but a simple lack of obedience to God.
My focus was on trying to figure out what God wanted be to do next. Their (his parents') focus was on what I was doing for God at the moment.
J. D. Greear
True worship is obedience to God for no other reason than that you delight in God.
Obedience is the opener of eyes.
Ezra Taft Benson
Yes, brothers and sisters, the mission of the Church is glorious-to invite all of us to come unto Christ through proclaiming the gospel, perfecting our lives, and redeeming our dead. As we come unto Christ, we bless our own lives, those of our families, and our Father in Heaven's children, both living and dead. . . . "I pray that we will be obedient to God, learn His will and do it, and, above all, that we will keep the first and great commandment-to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength" ("Come Unto Christ," April 1988 General Conference).
Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses it when it is.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
True obedience is the refusal to compromise in any regard our relationship with God, regardless of the consequences.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
In your walk with Christ, you shall meet crises, but, when crises arise, remember Christ!
Obedience ALWAYS equals Blessing
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
I have heard of certain persons who have been in the habit of hearing a favorite minister, and when they go to another place, they say, "I cannot hear anybody after my own minister; I shall stay at home and read a sermon." Please remember the passage, "Not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is." Let me also entreat you not to be so foolishly partial as to deprive your soul of its food.... If you are not content to learn here a little and there a little, you will soon be half starved, and then you will be glad to get back again to the despised minister and pick up what his field will yield you.... Go and glean where the Lord has opened the gate for you. Why the text alone is worth the journey; do not miss it.
The sense of mystery must always be, for mystery means being guided by obedience to Someone Who knows more than I do.
When he thought about how he had been slighted, condescended to, manipulated and deceived, he became angry. Obedience was a monastic virtue, but outside the cloisters it had its drawbacks, he thought bitterly. The world of power and property demanded that a man be suspicious, demanding, and insistent.
Christ died not so that you could freely go on sinning, and therefore, continue dying; He died rather so that you could freely grow in obedience, and therefore, start living.
Those who know the least obey the best.
Obedience and submission requires faith
Inquiry is human; blind obedience brutal. Truth never loses by the one but often suffers by the other.
Obedience Brings The Kingdom Of God To Earth
Women are perfectly well aware that the more they seem to obey the more they rule.
Obedience to the will of God is the pathway to perpetual honor and everlasting joy.
Guy De Maupassant
But he asked himself now if he would not be disobeying God. And does not God permit love, since He surrounds it with such visible splendor?
Sol wanted to know how any ethical system – much less a religion so indomitable that it had survived every evil mankind could throw at it – could flow from a command from God for a man to slaughter his son. It did not matter to Sol that the command had been rescinded at the last moment. It did not matter that the command was a test of obedience. In fact, the idea that it was the obedience of Abraham which allowed him to become the father of all the tribes of Israel was precisely what drove Sol into fits of fury.
Unwillingness to obey is the major reason or cause of partial obedience which is the same as total disobedience. Being unwilling to obey kills obedience in you faster than being ignorant of what and how to obey the given task. God seeks willingness first in you when an instruction is given and not your knowledge of how to do it.Knowledge is great but adding willingness to it makes you complete in God's projects.
Everywhere the flower of obedience is intelligence. Obey a man with cordial loyalty and you will understand him.
Satan takes occasion of the frailty of the bodily temple and says, 'Now you know you cannot do that; you are so infirm, you cannot concentrate your mind,' etc. Never allow bodily infirmities to hinder you obeying the commands of Jesus.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love withers under constraints. Its very essence is liberty; it is comparable neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear; it is there most pure, perfect, and unlimited where its votaries are in confidence, equality and unreserve.
Let us be humble and keep ourselves down: - Obedience! Humility! Detachment!
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience.