Does Obedience Mean What You Think It Does?

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in News | No Comments


Obedience is not blind submission. It’s the totalizing attention of love.

John 14:28-31

28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. 30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, 31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.

“Come now; let us leave.

J.D. Walt recently wrote an article on Seedbed which walks you trough the last days Jesus spend with His disciples. One of the themes that crops up is obedience.

In this article Walt unpacks through scripture the meaning of obedience…that is isn’t just blind submission. You are called to obey but within that thread is total love.

J.D. Walt poses there questions:

  • How have you tended to think about the term “obedience” in the past?
  • How does my amplified “take” on what the term means help you? challenge you? encourage you? How do you push back on it?
  • What would it mean to get the whole notion of obedience out of the category of power and into the category of love? What would be the implications of this for your relationships? your leadership?

Read the full article here: