Obedience Is the Trademark of a Biblical Christian

When Steve and his wife went to close the mortgage on a new home, the mortgage company wanted him to falsify some financial information. He decided to walk away. He said the decision was really quite simple: “Who do I put first—my own desires or Christ?”

We all face similar decisions. Do we interrupt our personal peace by putting Christ first? Or do we go ahead because “everybody does it”?

Obedience is the trademark of a biblical Christian. That is how we demonstrate our love to God and truth to a weary culture. This is what it means to be a biblical Christian. If you have been a cultural Christian, isn’t it time to surrender your life to Jesus?

Until every church disciples every man...

Pat

(adapted from the 25th Anniv. Ed. of The Man in the Mirror)