Christian Life, Spiritual Digest — March 8, 2022 at 12:01 am

No Escaping Obedience

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No Escaping Obedience

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right Eph. 1:6. This command affects everyone as we are all children of our parents and children of God. We detest authority in our days, but we cannot run away from it. Young people look forward to attaining adulthood and stepping out of parental control. This desire is a myth because these young people will still be under the authority of their lecturers, coaches of their games, supervisors at their part-time jobs, landlords, pastors, etc.

Obedience to those given authority over us is God’s order to all except when we are required to do something contrary to His will. Jesus said: The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach (Mat. 23:2-3). As long as the person over you is telling you the right thing to do, even if he is a hypocrite, God requires you to obey. It is God you are obeying because their authority comes from Him.

Author

  • Rev. Sunday Bwanhot

    Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.

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