Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
'Sir,' said the Duke of Wellington to an officer of engineers, who urged the impossibility of executing the directions he had received, 'I did not ask your opinion, I gave you my orders, and I expect them to be obeyed.' Such should be the obedience of every follower of Jesus. The words which he has spoken are our law, not our judgments or fancies. Even if death were in the way it is: 'Not ours to reason why: Ours, but to dare and die;' and, at our Master's bidding, advance through flood or flame.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Obedience'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. http://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fff/o/obedience.html. 1870.