Obedience

12:46 PM

Colossians 3:20-21
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

*I am not referring to anybody's parents, especially mine!! This is just something I had a discussion about with my lovely and it is something to think about. To "embitter" literally means to be bitter or resentful towards. So, lets say a parent-child was based on such a thing from a parent...is it still right to obey them in areas where this is happening? I'm talking about matters of opinion, not right and wrong. If your parents tell you to wash the dishes, of course you should obey them. But let's say you are debating over majoring in a certain area, and you were embittered by them and strongly pushed in a certain direction..would it be displeasing to the Lord to choose the other way? These types of situations make me wonder where a child can draw the line between disobedience in the Lord's eyes and making the right decision for themselves where the opinion of the parents is different. (And different in a way that is not defined as 'sinful' or 'unbiblical'..just a different choice.)

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