Obedience vs. Willfulness
Quickly and cheerfully carrying out the
wise direction of those who are responsible for me.
Obedience in the home includes:
Establishing practical guidelines of good
character for the family.
teaching children why an activity is right or wrong.
understanding the purpose of guidelines and the consequences for failing
to obey them.
and daughters having the boldness to reject wrong actions in order to
obey parents, despite other pressures.
being role models to their children by honoring their own parents.
my authorities immediately.
all that I am expected to do.
Rewards of obedience
The road to leadership often
includes painful lessons that obedience protects us from repeating.
Parents and other authorities enjoy
rewarding an obedient spirit in those under them by giving to needs and wants.
An obedient spirit motivates parents
to give the wisest possible counsel for the decisions their sons and daughters
"Obedience is much
more seen in little things than in great." - Thomas Fuller