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We need to obey the Lord. What's our motive in doing so. There's fear, which is a healthy respect and reverence for God. This is certainly a good motivator, and our awsome, holy God is to be feared.
But how many of us obey Him out of devotion? We WANT to do His will. We desperately want to do it because we love Him so much. We're always seeking new ways to please Him, just like a lover and his love.
Fear comes from a knowlege of who God is. Devotion comes from a relationship laced with intimacy. Like two lovers, this can only come through investment and cultivation.
-- Anonymous, March 19, 2002