#4937 – Children Obey

Good morning people who follow God’s pattern for pleasing the Lord.

Colossians 3:20 NIV Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Obedience to parents is under constant attack in our world today. From mandates to decrees, from laws to agendas, from classrooms to forums, choosing what you want is now the highest order and everyone has their own right to choose (unless you disagree with someone’s choice because you believe the Bible – I’m just going to call it as it is).

And where has this pursuit got the world? Into the absolute mess that we now call freedom to choose.

It’s not biblical, it’s not freedom, and it’s not healthy.

God’s way works – because He is the creator and we are His people – and He says children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

As we see in other scriptures, there is a responsibility on parents to train up their children in the way they should go, and this way is God’s way according to God’s Word.

Ok, let me be blunt: The world does not know best! The world is not for the good of the individual! The world has got it wrong – very, very wrong!

Children obeying your parents in everything is what pleases the Lord.

The exception to this is not if you desire something different to what your parents say – the exception is if your parents tell you to do something that clearly violates what God tells you to do in His Word.

So, today, if you are a child and you want to honour God, obey your parents. This will please God.

Let’s look at something as parents tomorrow that will help our children to obey us as they should.