An Excerpt from the New ESV Oswald Chambers Devotional Bible
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18)
“Obedience of the heart is the heart of obedience.” Whenever we obey, the delight of the supernatural grace of God meets our obedience instantly. Absolute Deity is on our side at once every time we obey, so that natural obedience and the grace of God coincide. If we look at obedience apart from the presupposition of the atonement, it makes it seem absurd. Obedience means that we bank everything on the atonement, and the supernatural grace of God is a delight. We cannot do anything pleasing to God unless there is this deliberate building on the presupposition of the atonement.
Read the complete article, “You Need Not Sin: If You Obey in Delight and Devotion”.
For two decades, until his death in 1917, Oswald Chambers brought richness and depth of insight to the Scriptures through his messages and ministry. The new ESV Oswald Chambers Devotional Bible combines 365 days’ worth of select readings from Chamber’s works with the ESV text—to give readers a systematic and practical window into Bible passages from Genesis through Revelation.