Obedience is defined as a “genuine willing adherence to a request of one in authority.” There is a difference between obeying and honoring. To obey means to do as one is told; to honor means to respect and love. Children are not commanded to disobey God in obeying their parents. Adult children are not asked to be subservient to domineering parents. However, children are to obey while under their parents care, but the responsibility to honor extends throughout their entire life.
1. In what ways do you see obedience being demonstrated in our world today?
2. How do you think our mindsets could be changed if we all demonstrated an attitude of obedience?
Challenge: Using a Bible concordance or BibleGateway.com, do a word search for “obedience” or “obey.” What do you find?
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