OBEDIENCE by Bro Gbile Akanni
Unbelievers are called “the children of disobedience.” The nature and character of the natural man is disobedience. He is known daily, not just by the acts of disobedience he performs, but by his life, which is the life of disobedience. Disobedience in a man is not just a refusal to obey certain instructions; it is the desire, the instinct and tendency to refuse authority in life. A man may perform acts of obedience while yet bearing about the life of disobedience. He obeys quickly in order to be free to be left alone. He demarcates boundaries. He insists on who can exercise authority on him and who cannot. He may obey one and disobey the other in the same place and at the same time. The height and scope of leadership a man can stand and walk in, is dependent on the “perfection or maturing of the life of obedience” that he has attained. Paul spoke of when your “obedience is complete”. It is clear that God is looking for total, complete, matured and universal life of obedience: obedience to the great and yet obedience to the least of saints, whom God has given a ministry to discharge towards us.