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Old 05-27-2012, 10:31 AM   #28
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Default Re: A quote on obedience from an Ezzo teaching video

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Originally Posted by everydaygrace View Post
I wish I could quote, but it's tough on my phone.

To saturnfire: I do want to teach my children that if they love God they will obey him. But not because they are children. And not that obedience to God = obedience to every little thing mom and dad say. Just like the verse that was quoted about obedience being about love.
I might not have explained what I was thinking very well.

If they love God they *will* obey him. Every time, right away? No, of course not. But that *will* be the desire of their hearts.

So my goal is not to teach them that if they love God they will obey him, because that will come natural when they DO love him.

So I think my job is to parent in a way that does not get in the way of them loving him, and teach them his commands so they know HOW to obey him.

THEN when they grow to love him themselves they *will* obey him.
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