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I am in agreement. I think that this can be seen in a lot of Christians today, not only when it pertains to obedience to God. For example, many Christians do not challenge homosexuality because they fear the consequences. In another way, children often obey so that they will avoid punishment, but, as they mature, they begin to do right for righteousness sake. It is so important to examine the motives of our actions. We ought to fear God, but we should be moved to obey him because of his great love. We should consider our actions to determine whether we are doing the things we do out of fear of being seen and punished. The things we do should be driven by a desire to strive for justice and integrity. Because,as C.S. Lewis puts it, “Integrity is doing the right [or just] thing, even when no one is watching.”