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“Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.”


“in all things”

There is no exception to obedience to the parents–”in all things.” The Greek implies that this means “according to the standard of all things.” Obedience to the standards (policies) of the parent should be without exception. God expects total obedience.


God expects total obedience to the parent.


Partial obedience does not please God, for it leaves margin for us to do our own thing. God wants all loopholes plugged.

It is easy to obey parents when the demand is agreeable to our desires, and it is convenient for us. What if Jesus obeyed the Father in all things except the cross? Our sins would not have been forgiven.