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July 7, 2008

Obeying the Call

AS A PROFESSOR AT Toccoa Falls College, I found it not too difficult to give instructions, teach material, and hand out homework. However, it has been proven more difficult, for both professors and students, to obey the commands of Jesus than simply to teach about them or listen to them.

Happily, it can be reported that Toccoa Falls College graduates in more than eighty countries around this globe are involved in obeying God’s call on their lives. In scores of languages and dialects, and in a variety of situations and climates, following through in obedience to God has become a
primary goal of His servants around the world.

Fortunately, one of the chief mottos of Toccoa Falls College—His Last Command, Our First Concern—is not just a saying found in advertisements and brochures, but it remains a reality for students and professors today. As the college celebrates its one hundredth birthday, it also celebrates the continuation of what Christ has commanded. No other joy in life surpasses that
of knowing that one is doing what the Master has commanded one to do.

For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. (John 6:38)

(By Dr. David P. Harvey, Toccoa, Georgia, TFC Faculty. Taken from the book: Leaves From the Tree God Planted © 2006 by Toccoa Falls College, p.65-66)