Obedience

 

Christina Rossetti
“Obedience is the fruit of faith.”
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Benjamin Franklin
“Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.”
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Jack Hyles
“He who cannot obey cannot command.”
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Augustine
“Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.”
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Unless he obeys, a man cannot believe.”
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Aeschylus
“Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.”
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Elizabeth Missing Sewell
“Obedience is the primary object of all sound education.”
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Theodore Roosevelt
“Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.”
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Robert E. Lee
“Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.”
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John Nelson Darby
“Obedience to the word in humility of mind never confuses.”
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.”
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Leonard Ravenhill
“Maturity comes from obedience, not necessarily from age.”
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Saadi
“When the ruler is obedient to God, God is his protector and friend.”
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Author Unknown
“The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.”
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Douglas Bader
“Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.”
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.” 

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Jerry B. Jenkins
“I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal.”
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Edwin Louis Cole
“Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.”
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Author Unknown
“Obedience without faith is possible, but not faith without obedience.”
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C.S. Lewis
“Until you have given up yourself to Him you will not have a real self.”
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David Hare
“Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.”
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Author Unknown
“Unwavering obedience to the true principals we learn will assure us spiritual survival.”
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Aeschylus
“Obedience, you know, is Good Luck's mother, wedded to Salvation, they say.”
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William Arthur Ward
“Every great person has first learned how to obey, whom to obey, and when to obey.”
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Saint Teresa:
“I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.”
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Author Unknown
“Obedience is a word and concept from which the valiant look for their deliverance.”
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Hebrews 5:8
“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.”
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George Macdonald
“I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.”
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William Edward Forster
“There is no shame in taking orders from those who themselves have learned to obey.”
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Boyd K. Packer
“We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see.”
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Jonathan Edwards
“Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.”
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Deuteronomy 11:27
“A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day.”
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Matthew 8:27
“But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!”
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Mary Richards
“It is for each of us freely to choose whom we shall serve, and find in that obedience our freedom.”
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William Penn
“Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.”
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Acts 5:27
“Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”
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C.T. Studd
“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”
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Richard Hooker
“See we not plainly that obedience of creatures unto the law of nature is the stay of the whole world?”
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Romans 5:19
“For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”
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Ronald Reagan
“We might come closer to balancing the budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.”
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John 17:7
“If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.”
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Howard W. Hunter
“Surely the Lord loves, more than anything else, an unwavering determination to obey his counsel.”
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John Wesley
“He who governed the world before I was born shall take care of it likewise when I am dead. My part is to improve the present moment.”
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2 John 1:16
“And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.”
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Anatole Broyard
“There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.”
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John Ruskin
“Obey something, and you will have a chance to learn what is best to obey. But if you begin by obeying nothing, you will end by obeying the devil and all his invited friends.”
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Susan B. Anthony
“I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.”
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George Washington
“Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.”
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Richard Cecil
“The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things.”
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Anne Sullivan
“I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.”
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James Prescott Joule
“After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by his handiwork.”
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Anne Sullivan
“I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.”
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Adam Clarke
“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.”
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Martin Gardner
“If God creates a world of particles and waves, dancing in obedience to mathematical and physical laws, who are we to say that he cannot make use of those laws to cover the surface of a small planet with living creatures?”
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1 Samuel 15:22
“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”
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C.S. Lewis: The full acting out of the self's surrender to God therefore demands pain: this action, to be perfect, must be done from the pure will to obey, in the absence, or in the teeth, of inclination.
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Gary North
“Satan cannot win. Why not? Because he has denied God's sovereignty and disobeyed God's law. But Moses was told explicitly, God's blessings come only from obedience. Satan will not win because he has abandoned God's tool of dominion, biblical law.”
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Mildred Lisette Norman
“The purpose of problems is to push you toward obedience to God’s laws, which are exact and cannot be changed. We have the free will to obey them or disobey them. Obedience will bring harmony, disobedience will bring you more problems.”
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Samuel Adams
“Were the talents and virtues which heaven has bestowed on men given merely to make them more obedient drudges, to be sacrificed to the follies and ambition of a few? Or, were not the noble gifts so equally dispensed with a divine purpose and law, that they should as nearly as possible be equally exerted, and the blessings of Providence be equally enjoyed by all.”
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Joseph Smith
“But in obedience there is joy and peace unspotted, unalloyed; and as God has designed our happiness—and the happiness of all his creatures, he never has—he never will institute an ordinance or give a commandment to his people that is not calculated in its nature to promote that happiness which he has designed, and which will not end in the greatest amount of good and glory to those who become the recipients of his law and ordinances.”
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