Cycle of Obedience

Yesterday’s post was in large part inspired by something I read recently by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In his book The Cost of Discipleship he wrote:

Only the believers obey, and only the obedient believe.

His thought was that most people instinctively know the first part of this statement without even understanding the second part exists. Both parts he says are true and you can’t have one without the other, but more often than not it’s the second part that is the doorway to great faith.

After reading yesterday’s post, what do you think about Bonehoeffer’s statement? Anybody want to comment about their thoughts?