Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Colossians 3:20

Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. – Colossians 3:20

This verse isn’t really one we like to hear. It’s a lot easier to grumble, complain, and talk bad about our parents than it is to obey them. In fact, the idea of having to obey your parents can seem horrible at times. However, this verse tells us that in spit of all that, we should be obeying them.

The end of the verse tells us that obeying our parents pleases the Lord. So part of your motivation for obeying your parents should be that it pleases God. This verse doesn’t challenge you to obey your parents if you agree with what they say, or if your mom is being really nice to you. It says to obey them. So regardless of whether you have the best parents or the worst parents, obedience is asked of you.

Obeying your parents isn’t always going to be the easy thing to do, but if you put in the work and choose to keep a good attitude and obey, you’ll be pleasing God and setting yourself up for success in other areas as well.


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