Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Obedience

Lesson of the day:
Obedience is not only doing what you are told when you are told, it is doing things before you're even told to do them, not only because it will please the other person, but because obedience is pleasing to God.


"Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." - Col. 3:20


Application:
Just so everyone understands where I'm coming from, if you know your parents like to see your room all neat and tidy, for example, don't wait for them to tell you "son/daughter please go clean your room", have it clean and tidy before they even come home from work or wherever.

3 comments:

Penn Tomassetti said...

Rita,
This post actually motivated me to do some things to my room last night. Thank you for the strong reminder from scripture to please God in this way. I took my pile of papers and artwork, and began separating the trash from the stuff to keep, then I put them in piles to go through more thoroughly and put them in folders later. I still have a lot of work to do :)

Stephanie said...

So true, Rita! Ha, kinda funny - you just made me remember that I promised my Mom I'd clean the bathroom before work and guess what still needs to be done! Going to do that right now....;)

Rita Martinez said...

Glad to know it motivated you both :D
obedience is something i've had to learn the hard way at least when it comes to my mom, and there was a time when I justified my disobedience until I learned that disobedience to anyone "in power" (mom, dad, police, teacher, etc) is disobedience to God...and then further along instead of just obeying mom or whomever so God wouldn't be "mad" at me, I learned to love to obey because it pleases God. And I think that last part is the key of it all.