Learn to obey your parents
When your mom or dad asks you to do something do you ever want to say, “No!”. It is normal to feel like that sometimes. We may be in the middle of homework, playing in the yard, or just doing something in our room. We have the choice to obey or disobey. If you know Jesus as your Savior, your heart will respond to that desire to disobey and remind you to respect your parents.
We have a choice. We can choose to obey or not. There will be consequences for our not obeying our parents just as there are rewards for obeying. Rewards? You might not think that obedience has rewards, but it does. Your relationship with your parents becomes more stable and safe. They can relax around you and not always be nagging you to do things. And God is watching your actions too. We, adults, need to remember that sometimes too. We will always have opportunities to obey those in charge of us or disobey them. In a home, disobedience causes unhappy parents and sometimes broken relationships. On a job, it can get you fired!
This week ask God to show you where you are being disobedient to your parents or teachers. Is there some reason you don’t want to obey them? Are you angry at them, or maybe even at God? All of us have days when we are angry, tired, and don’t want to do anything anyone else tells us to do. But our lives become more level and peaceful when we learn to listen and obey those who have leadership over us.
One last thing. We, adults, have to make these same choices. We have to learn to obey those who are our leaders too. Pray for your parents, teachers, and others who have authority in your life. They need the same help you do to become more obedient in their choices.
Be blessed this week as you learn to trust God about obedience.
Psalm 25:10 Easy-to-Read Version
10 The Lord is kind and true to those who obey what he said in his agreement.
Psalm 86:11 Easy-to-Read Version
11 Lord, teach me your ways,
and I will live and obey your truths.
Help me make worshiping your name the most important thing in my life.
Psalm 106:3 Easy-to-Read Version
3 Those who obey his commands are happy.
They do good things all the time.
Ephesians 6:1 Easy-to-Read Version Children and Parents
6 Children, obey your parents the way the Lord wants because this is the right thing to do.