Perfect Obedience

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 6:19-34 (day five)

Do you feel the personal intensity of this sermon (on the Mount) as Jesus begins to make application and challenge each of His listeners? The way Jesus does this in Matthew 6, is the same way His Spirit (Holy Spirit) does it now. God will begin to speak to particular areas of our lives that are NOT “in step with the Spirit” and do not reflect the strength, trust, love, and hope found in a life with Christ. And so in our Re:Verse passage this week, Jesus speaks to particularly personal areas that are outward reflections of our inward desire to trust, love, and hope in the Lord. Jesus is not intimidated by our sin. He will continue to place tension and conviction at the place and point of our sin. The goal is for our outward conduct to match our inward desires. It was the life He lived- perfect obedience. . Jerry Bridges says, “Obedience that isn’t delighted in is not perfect obedience”

“I delight to do your will, o my God; your law is within my heart” – Psalm 40:8


Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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