Today, the notion of duty is often disparaged. The privilege of knowing Jesus, however, brings with it demands of duty, which we fulfill as we pursue God’s pleasure. Looking at Hebrews 13, Alistair Begg discusses the distinct duties believers take on: our spiritual duty with regard to God, our moral duty with regard to man, and our ecclesiastical duty with regard to Christian leadership. The Christian life, Scripture declares, is one of worship, good works, and submission to godly authority.
15Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
17Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
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