Submission vs Obedience
By: Ethel Chadwick
I have been part of a class and we are reading a book by John Bevere called “Under Cover.” It has totally changed my thought process!
I have been learning what it truly means to be submissive and how it is different from being obedient. And I am learning how important it is to be humble and apologize even when I feel I have been mistreated.
Through John Bevere’s teaching, I have learned that submission deals with our attitude, but obedience deals with actions – the fulfillment of what we are told. Of course we are not expected to obey authorities when they are contradicting the Word of God.
So much depends on our attitude. It’s not easy. We are all works in progress. Let us continue to seek the Lord and let Him guide us in all our thoughts, words and deeds!!
Colossions 3:15-17 (TLV)
15Let the shalom of Messiah rule in your hearts—to this shalom you were surely called in one body. Also be thankful. 16 Let the word of Messiah dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another with all wisdom in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Yeshua, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.