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If you love Me, keep My commandments. Facebook Twitter Email Print. Our Lord never insists on obedience. Get your daily dose of wisdom.
Comments Journals 0. For he held fast to the Lord. He did not depart from following him, but kept the commandments that the Lord commanded Moses. But I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him.
And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord , who greatly delights in his commandments! Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;. For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.
Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? Obey 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. And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered. Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,. And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord , that it may go well with you, and that you may go in and take possession of the good land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers.
These dimensions can come into tension among themselves. This Instruction does not intend to treat all the problems raised by the various elements and sensibilities just cited. Only if superiors themselves live in obedience to Christ and sincerely observe the Rule can the members of the community understand that their obedience to the superior is not only not contrary to the freedom of the children of God but causes it to mature in conformity with Christ, obedient to the Father. The cruelty of the "guards" and the consequent stress of the "prisoners," forced Zimbardo to terminate the experiment prematurely, after 6 days. Among the virtues obedience holds an exalted place but not the highest.
Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations,. Know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for all time.
And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. It is not hidden that role of conformism and obedience is very crucial in social life and without them social life could become completely disordered and confused. Due to the limitation of experimental paradigm, not many studies on obedience have been conducted compared to studies on conformity.
Psychological process underlying obedience remains unclear. Neural basis of both obedience and conformity also remain a mystery.
In this study, we aimed to explore the similarities and differences in the neural mechanisms of conformity and obedience by stimulating consumers to purchase books online. Books are experience products, associated with high degree of involvement and low price Chen, The purchase decision is easily affected by the opinion of others or the authority. Furthermore, the leading factors for evoking conformity and obedience behavior in real book-purchasing situation can be simulated easily in the laboratory.
The study was divided into two parts: conformity part and obedience part.
In the conformity part, participants were asked to make purchasing decisions on the basis of positive and negative reviews appearing in the stimuli picture. Generally, people tend to choose the products most often praised by others Cohen and Golden, In the obedience part, participants were requested to buy books that received mostly negative reviews of previous customers.
It is also worth mentioning that researchers studied conformism processes in the context of opinion dynamics see Friedkin and Johnsen, ; Javarone, The identification of endogenous conformity values of people is critical to enable many remarkable applications that leverage opinion dynamics.
ERPs thus can provide access to the otherwise hidden information Plassmann et al. The components N2 and P3 of the waveform are considered to be social cognitive related Fabiani et al. Nieuwenhuis et al. Yang et al. P3 is considered to reflect neuroelectric activity related to cognitive processes Polich and Kok, The amplitude of P3 is influenced by task difficulty and confidence.
The more difficult is the task, or the less confident the judgment is, the smaller is P amplitude Johnson and Donchin, Fourteen healthy students studying management as major subject in Zhejiang University of China voluntarily participated in this ERP experiment. Their average age was They were all right handed, had normal vision or normal corrected visual acuity and had no history of neurological or mental diseases.
Stimulus pictures contain three main items: book title keywords, number of positive reviews, and number of negative reviews.
Fourty five books were chosen from Amazon and Dangdang, two popular online book sellers in China, in the field of customer relationship management CRM. These CRM books appeal to the students of management. The title keywords of each book were limited to four Chinese characters, in order to eliminate the title influence on subjects.
The total number of book reviews ranged between and Thus, each book was allocated into one of the five categories based on the reviews consistency. There were stimuli pictures created in total. It should be pointed out that inconsistent review stimulus is presented to make the participants feel the experiment to be authentic, but data of this group were excluded from the final data analysis. Participants sat on a comfortable sofa located in a shielded room and were instructed to avoid frequently blinking or moving their eyes.