Many Christians = Educated Beyond Obedience

Many Christians assume that spiritual maturity is measured by the amount of biblical information and doctrine you now. While knowledge is one measurement of maturity, it isn’t all that matters.“Too many Christians are educated beyond their level of obedience.”

The Christian life is far more than creeds and convictions; it includes conduct and character. Your deeds must be consistent with your creeds, and your beliefs must be backed up with Christlike behavior.

Remember the words of Jesus in Luke 6:46 “And why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”

In what areas of your life does God want greater obedience?

Today’s Missional Challenge

Commit yourself to lifelong obedience to Christ!


Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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  1. Chris Jefferies
    Chris Jefferies says:

    You're right. Indeed the most obedient believers are often the newest believers!

    I think that's often the case (not always, clearly). They are certainly amongst the most eager, active and zealous believers.

    If we say that education is the key to knowledge, what would we say is the key to obedience? What underpins obedience?

    I'd say it's listening and hearing. We can't do what we are told unless we hear.

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