In the Christian life we are called to live in obedience to the truth found in God’s word. While in our hearts and minds we may know this is true, many of us would just as soon hear a message on obedience as we would an entire sermon series on why we need to tithe more. Truth be told, obedience is difficult. The reality of the situation is that there is often a vast dichotomy between what we know God’s word calls us to do and what we are actually doing. Even though obedience is hard, we need not despair, but rather turn to the encouragement that is found in God’s word. One such book that draws on this encouragement is David W. Hegg’s new book, The Obedience Option: Because God knows what’s good for us. Relying heavily on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, The Obedience Option demonstrates that choosing to obey God is clearly the best choice we can make, because whatever God has in store for us through obedience is far superior to any of the fleeting delights the world has to offer.
About the Author:
David W. Hegg has been in pastoral ministry for 20 years and presently pastors Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita, California where he lives with his wife Cherylyn. He holds a D. Min from Westminster Seminary in California and is an adjunct professor at The Master’s College. He is the author of Appointed to Preach and blogs at www.heggthought.com.
See David W. Hegg’s author profile at Christian Focus BookNotes for more info.
Praise for The Obedience Option:
“David Hegg has written this very helpful book to show why obedience to God is always the best of all our choices. Carefully, skillfully tracing the theme through several passages of Scripture, he shows why obedience is not merely our duty; it can also be our delight.”~ John MacArthur Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
“Sin is serious. But you can forsake it. Let David Hegg show you why obeying God is better by far than indulging in the flesh.” ~ Colin Hansen Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition, Co-author, ‘A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir’
“Written by a veteran pastor, this well-informed book encourages and challenges us to think about crucial truths at the intersection of faith and practice.” ~ Michael Horton J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary in California, Escondido, California