Standing on the Inside
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…” - 1 Samuel 15:23
There is a classic story about a father who told his little four year old son to sit down, but the son didn’t sit down. So the father said a second time, “Son, I said sit down.” The boy still didn’t sit down. Finally, the father took him by the shoulders and forcefully placed him in the chair. He said, “Now, Son, sit there!” The little boy answered, “Okay, I may be sitting down but—” he added defiantly, “I’m standing up on the inside!”
A lot of us are in that mode. A rebellious spirit is not always discernible except to God and the person who has it.
Is there some area in your life where you’re “standing up on the inside”? If on the inside you still harbor a rebellious spirit, you are not really “obeying.”
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