Saturday, July 11, 2009

Quote of the Week

“Kings demand obedience, usually based on the consequences of disobedience. Jesus, in contrast, demands submission. There is a difference. Obedience is when we act the way someone wants us to or forces us to. Submission goes beyond just actions. It’s more a matter of attitude—a genuine desire to submit ourselves to someone. We can obey on the outside but still not submit on the inside. We can obey through our actions but not submit in our hearts. Jesus as king deserves submission, not just obedience.”

- Robert Zwier, Roberts Wesleyan College Convocation, 9/7/07

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