A Call to Simplicity
“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself,
and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross”
Humility and obedience cannot be separated; obedience is the offspring of humility. Pride is the root of all disobedience. It is the barrier between knowing a truth and walking in the truth. It is the great impediment between knowing and doing, between a life of mere confession and one of becoming like Him. The proud rest in the tenets of faith as a crippled man leans upon a crutch. The humble cast aside the impotency and obstinacy of self to discover the joy of obedience.
The validity of an individual’s life in God is not in what they know; it is in what they do. Love is the great law which governs all of God’s works (John 3:16) and so it will be with those who love Him. Love by its very nature is the womb of God’s work through us. Those who love cannot be barren of the good works of God in Christ.
“For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good works”
We are not saved by good works; we are saved unto good works.
“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples,
if ye have love one to another”