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Obedience is Victory

Hear and obey Christ! This is the greatest service of God. Nothing else counts. For do what we will, what God has in heaven is better and more beautiful than anything we can do. Otherwise Saul would have delighted him, but God said, ‘Your worship is only an annoyance,’ although it was a beautiful service. Elsewhere it is written, ‘Sacrifice and offering I have not desired, but I wish to be obeyed.’ So Jeremiah declares that soldiers engaged in a war say that obedience is victory.

—Martin Luther

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 by Pastor Jerry Owen