Just as a slave has an obligation to serve his master, so we also are bound by duty to serve our Lord. This service should be done with a desire to please and bless Him, not with a desire for recognition or acceptance.
What if Jesus really meant every word He said? Are you applying the Word of God to your life, or are you applying your life to the Word of God? Dean explains how our lives can be a living symphony of His glory.
The encouragement and challenge to keep that which Christ has given us (His word) is beautifully brought out in this message. When we are keeping His commands we are abiding in Christ and through that we will produce fruit. May we be found faithful!
This is a great message about the pure way to receive instruction and correction. And the beauty of opening the ears of our heart to welcome instruction when it comes. The way of wisdom is someone who is teachable.
Where does our righteousness come from? Not from our own performance, but from Christ alone. It is not in trying to achieve righteousness; it is in dying to ourselves and allowing Christ to become that righteousness in us. It is not us, it is Him!