Ever since I have started following Desiring God and John Piper I have been continually impressed with his wisdom and humility. If you don’t follow him you should. @JohnPiper, desiringgod
If mere external conformity to God’s commands (like don’t lie, don’t steal, don’t kill) is hypocritical and spiritually defective, then why should parents require obedience from their unregenerate children?
I suppose the main point in this quote is the word, mere. I can’t say this hasn’t crossed my mind on some occasion when I am attempting to correct my child’s behavior or even my own.
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