OUR WILLS MUST SURRENDER
By A. W. Tozer
His servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto
death, or of obedience unto righteousness. Romans 6:16
The Christian doctrine of obedience to God and to His
will is now largely neglected in modern religious circles,
and many in our own congregations seem to feel that our
obligation to obey has been discharged by the act of
believing on Jesus Christ at the beginning of our
We need to remember that "the will is the seat of true
religion in the soul." Nothing genuine has been done in a
man or woman's life until his or her will has been
surrendered in active obedience.
It was disobedience that brought about the ruin of the
race. It is the obedience of faith that brings us back again
into the divine favor!
It needs to be said that a world of confusion
results from trying to believe without obeying!
A mere passive surrender may be no surrender at all.
Any real submission to the will of God must include
willingness to take orders from Him from that time on.
I keep wondering whether the Lord's ministers will
again give to obedience the place of prominence it
occupies in the Scriptures.
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.