Andrew Murray traces obedience through the Bible, from Genesis to the ?nal chapter of Revelation, in a warm, inspirational devotional study. It looks at the issue of obedience in the lives of Bible characters and focuses the reader's attention on the obedience of Christ. Practical as well as inspiring, A Life of Obedience speaks to today's reader as clearly as it did to his audience a century ago.
“said, ‘‘To obey is better than sacrifice. . . . Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you” (source)
“Obedience is the starting point of true holiness.” (source)
“Note how obedience to the command is the one virtue of Paradise, the one condition of man’s abiding there, the one thing his Creator asks of him. Nothing is said of faith or humility or love—obedience covers all.” (source)
“Unless there is some similarity between God’s wholehearted love and our wholehearted loving obedience, Christ cannot manifest himself to us, God cannot abide in us, and we cannot abide in His love.” (source)
“Let us seek first obedience, and God will supply the blessing. Our constant question as a Christian should be ‘‘How can I obey and please God perfectly?’’” (source)
Andrew Murray was born in South Africa in 1828. After receiving his education in Scotland and Holland, he returned to South Africa and spent many years there as both pastor and missionary. He is best known for his many devotional books, including Believing Prayer, Humility, Absolute Surrender, and Abiding in Christ.