Obedience, then, is as divine as Will, Service as divine as Rule.
Because they are one in their nature; they are both a doing of the truth. The love in them is the same. The Fatherhood and the Sonship are one, save that the Fatherhood looks down lovingly, and the Sonship looks up lovingly.
Love is all. And God is all in all! He is ever seeking to get down to us–to be the Divine Man to us. And we are ever saying, “That be far from Thee, Lord!” We are careful, in our unbelief, over the divine dignity, of which He is too grand to think.
Better pleasing to God, it needs little daring to say, is the audacity of Job, who, rushing into His presence, and flinging the door of His presence-chamber to the wall, like a troubled, it may be angry, but yet faithful child, calls aloud in the ear of Him whose perfect Fatherhood he has yet to learn: “Am I a sea or a whale, that Thou settest a watch over me?”
Let us dare, then, to climb the height of divine truth to which this utterance of our Lord would lead us.