Children, obey your parents in everything. ~ Colossians 3:20
你 们 作 儿 女 的 ， 要 凡 事 听 从 父 母 . ~ 歌 羅 西 書 3:20
Today’s verse comes from a letter the Apostle Paul wrote to a church. He told the people in the church what they should do to make God happy. His instruction to the children was like God’s instruction in the Ten Commandments. Children should obey their parents in everything. This means you should do everything your parents tell you to.
In the picture, the girl’s father is showing her how to wash her hands properly. You have probably learned how to do this too. The girl is doing just what her father says, and her father looks pleased. It makes parents very happy when their children do as they are told.
Did you know that adults are supposed to obey too? There are many places in the Bible where God tells everyone to obey him. It makes God very happy when people do what he says. When we practice obeying our parents, we will be better at obeying God too. And since God and our parents tell us to do things that are good, it will make all of us happy in the end.
Our Father, thank you for giving us parents who can tell us what things we should do. Help us obey them even when we don’t feel like it. We want to make you happy, and our parents too. Amen.
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