A Simple Motivation for Obedience in the Christian Life — Charles Spurgeon
“If we say, ‘Our Father which art in heaven,’ we must recollect that our being sons involves the duty of obedience to God. When I say ‘My Father,’ it is not for me to rise up and go in rebellion against his wishes; if he be a father, let me note his commands, and let me reverentially obey; if he hath said ‘Do this,’ let me do it, not because I dread him, but because I love him; and if he forbids me to do any thing, let me avoid it.”
- Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)
taken from: The Fatherhood of God, Sermon No. 213, September 12, 1858.