Ladies Circle

“Sow a thought, you reap an act: sow
an act, you reap a habit; sow a habit, you reap a character; sow a character,
you reap a destiny.”

Samuel Smiles

 

Obedience

 

Definition: Freedom to be creative under the protection of divinely appointed authority.

 

Scripture: II Corinthians 10:5 – Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

 

Additional Passages: Hebrews 12:2, Colossians 3:20, Ephesians 6:1

 

Teaching Obedience in the Home:

  • Teaching children why an activity is right or wrong
  • Establishing practical guidelines of good character for the whole family
  • Children understanding the purpose of guidelines and the consequences of failing to obey them
  • Parent being a godly and obedient role model

 

Applying Obedience:

  • Obeying those in authority right away
  • Having a cheering attitude
  • Not complaining
  • Completing all that is expected
  • Going the extra mile

 

Rewards of Obedience:

  •  Protection for you and those around you: Obedience protects us from repeating painful mistakes that was made in the past
  •  Provision: Parents love to reward obedient children  by giving to needs and wants
  • Direction: Being obedient to God’s Word provides the wisest counsel for the decisions one faces.

 

Consequences of not being Obedient:

  • Broken relationships
  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Separation from God
  • Read Genesis 3:1-24 – Disobedience of Adam and Eve

 

Remember – “Obedience is much more seen in little things than in great.” – Thomas Fuller