Friday, June 11, 2010

Do We Obey Out of Love, or Out of Duty?

Do We Obey Out of Love, or Out of Duty?
(Pyromaniacs: John MacArthur)

It is not quite right to say "We obey out of love for Christ . . . and not out of duty." Duty and love are not incompatible motives. A father provides for his children because he loves them. Yet it is also his legal and moral duty to do so. The fact that a man loves his children does not lessen his duty to them. The more he loves them, the more he will see the duty as a joy and not a drudgery. But even when the duty is a delight, it should not diminish the father's solemn sense of duty.


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