What Is Obedience?

Obedience Is Following Instructions. 

  •  By Sign or Signal.
  •  A  Spoken Word.
  •  Written Text.

Examples:

red traffic lightSIGNAL:  A red light at an intersection means–STOP. The obedient response is to put your foot on the brake pedal, pressing into it so that the vehicle is no longer moving. It doesn’t mean slow down or pause. Stop means–stop.

comeSPOKEN:  Come…Go… (One-word commands). In obedience, you act accordingly–come or go. You heard the command, what are you waiting for?

 surgeon-general-warning WRITTEN:  In obedience, you quit smoking.

Ps. Now: Let’s Practice Obedience. Precept upon Precept.

Here Are 10 Things You Can Do Today To Practice Obedience:

1.Pray. The Bible says, Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will e added unto you. (Mathew 6:33).

2.Eat Healthy Foods.  A healthy breakfast is essential for a good start to a great day.

3. Be Safe. Whatever you do, safety always comes first.

  • Walk on the sidewalk
  • Use the crossways.
  • Always use protective gloves.
  • Wash hands after using the restroom.
  • Drive within the speed limits.
  • Stop at the stop sign.

4. Be Nice. “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.”

5. Always Ask Please?

6. Remember to say, Thank you.

7. Be On Time. If you must be at work or keep that appointment  try to be at least 10 minutes early. It’s always greatly appreciated.

8. Don’t Procrastinate. Go to the gym today, return that phone call, pay that bill, and finish what you started.

9. Thou Shalt Not Steal. If it doesn’t belong to you, don’t put it in your pocket or purse.

10. Be Grateful.  Live with an attitude of gratitude.

Practice Makes You Better… Start Today.

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Teaching Obedience to Children…  

“Obedience  is not just about rules, regulations, and punishment. It is really about cooperating with one another in order to have a safe and orderly school, home, and community. Think of the peace and freedom you enjoy when neighbors respect one another and obey the law—and the chaos that follows when there is no law and order. Obedience makes teamwork and cooperation possible by clarifying your duty and doing it to the best of your ability.

I will…

 

2 thoughts on “What Is Obedience?”

  1. Obedience is truly better than sacrifice. There was a time when sacrifice and rituals where the main focus of worship. While sacrifice and rituals still have there place. The purpose of our service and worship requires obedience. True it was that Abraham did obey to the point of providing his son for sacrifice. But once we understand the purpose of Abraham and God’s convenant with him we can see the truth of obedience.

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