Question: Should we be focused on obeying Jesus or abiding in Him?
Perspective: That’s the wrong question. We need to learn the obedience that springs from abiding in Him, as well as the abiding that bears fruit in obedience.
While discussing Discipled by Scripture, I realized I had learned two completely different modes of relating to Jesus:
This is so deeply ingrained in me I have a hard time even thinking any of those words without falling into that dichotomy. I was forced to coin a new term “Abid-ience” to help me reframe my mental models.
Anyone have a better suggestion?