But then there are our core convictions—what I really believe based upon what I actually do. And we never violate our core convictions, because our behavior reveals what we actually believe. We will operate always consistent with our core convictions. For example, I believe in the law of gravity. I will not get to an edge of a building and threaten my life by stepping off a building because I know gravity will take me down and will never violate those core convictions. So, where we are moving here in terms of obeying all that Jesus commanded is to get down to that core level, that responsive level that says my life is aligned with His life.
Greg Ogden, ED101 Introducing Discipleship, Logos Mobile Education (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).