Obey Your Parents--by Kimberly B. Southall
Obeying your parents when you want to do things your own way can really be a drag.  Right?  Well, it might seem that way, but it is actually best for everyone . . . especially for you.  Just look at this scripture:
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  “Honor your father and      mother”–which is the first commandment with a promise–“that it may go well with      you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
–Ephesians 6:1-3 NIV
Now, why do you suppose God made those promises?  Because when you obey your earthly parents, you are learning to obey your Heavenly Father.  And adults who obey God have the key not only to happiness but also to eternal life!

There is another verse which also gives a very good reason to obey your parents:

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
–Colossians 3:20 NIV
Isn’t that wonderful?  Every time you obey your parents, you make God happy!

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