Remembering. . . that Eratosthenes of Cyrene, employing mathematical theories and geometrical methods, discovered from the course of the sun, the shadows cast by an equinoctial gnomon, and the inclination of the heaven that the circumference of the earth is two hundred and fifty-two thousand stadia, that is, thirty-one million five hundred thousand paces.
This feeling of accountability, which is encompassed by the first great commandment to love God, has been described by some as 'obedience to the unenforceable. ' [John Fletcher Moulton. ] We try to do what is right because we love and want to please our Father in Heaven, not because someone is forcing us to obey.