One of the most difficult times in our journey of obedience is when we are confronted with a choice. A choice between what we think we should do and what we know we should do.
What this means is that there will be times in our lives when our obedience will not appear humble. And the reason it will not be understood as being humble is because we will be required to stand our ground. This is the great challenge of obedience. Recognizing that concession and accommodation will put us on the path toward anarchy and disobedience.
I don’t know too many people who like to fight. But, we don’t have to come to blows to engage in warfare. We don’t have to get physical or behave in an obnoxious way to become antagonistic. We do that when we allow ourselves to be moved from what we know God has proclaimed and commanded.
It takes great courage to remain steady when the voices we hear from the world are beckoning us to abandon our post. And it takes great humility to not think ourselves wiser than God and continue in obedience.