TO LUKE: YOU RECENTLY MENTIONED A FELLOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT IS HAVING A BIT OF TROUBLE WITH WHAT JESUS HAS SAID TO US REGARDING OBEDIENCE, AND AS YOU AND I BOTH KNOW WE ARE INSTRUCTED TO HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST WHEN IT COMES TO THESE LIFE MATTERS. THE REAL PROBLEM HERE IS NOT THAT THIS FELLOW CANNOT ACCOMPLISH WHAT IS REQUESTED BY JESUS, BUT RATHER THAT HE IS REBELLIOUS AND REFUSES TO BE OBEDIENT TO GOD’S COMMANDMENT. THIS YOUNG MAN DETERMINES TO DO IT HIS OWN WAY, AS MANY OF US HAVE DONE ALSO, BUT WE HAVE LEARNED THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR REBELLION. THERE IS ALWAYS A PRICE TO PAY WHEN WE DO THINGS OUR OWN WAY!
“If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.” Isaiah 1:19, 20
“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.” 1Peter 5:5, 6
“There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.” Proverbs 12:21