"O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou wilt" (Matthew 26:39).
Every man who has come to the point where he can swallow a bitter cup because he can feel the breath of Christ on it, and who can say from his heart, "Thy will, not mine, be done," has reached the highest point which he can reach.
The core principle of Christianity is what? Faith? No: more than that, deeper than that, the core principle of Christianity is obedience—obedience to Jesus Christ. Obedience is the first and the last great thing in this school of life in which the Master has placed us. Has not the Master said, "If ye love Me, keep My commandments" (John 14:15)? The motto for every Christian should be, "Find out what Jesus Christ wants you to do, and then do it."
—Theodore L. Culyer