Absolutely and without question

(J. R. Miller, "Home-making" 1882)

"If you love Me, you will obey what I command." John 14:15

God is our Father and we are His children. We are to obey Him absolutely and without question. Yet it is no blind obedience. We know that He loves us with a deep, tender, unchanging love. We know that He is wiser than we, infinitely wiser, and can never err. We know that when He denies a request—that the granting of it would be unkindness. We know that when He leads us in another path than the one we had marked out—that His is the right way. We know that when He chastens or corrects—that there is love in His chastisement or correction. We know that in all His government and discipline—that He is seeking only our highest good. Our whole duty therefore as God's children, is to yield ourselves to His will.

"If anyone loves Me, he will obey My teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him." John 14:23