May 2021, Vol. 40, No. 5

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Washington’s Mother

posted on May 5, 2021

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A French officer once asked George Washington’s mother how she managed to rear such a splendid son. She simply replied, “I taught him to obey.”

Obedience is something that must be taught. In the perilous times, there will be those who are “disobedient to parents” (2 Timothy 3:2). The whole idea of rebellion against parents and authority is ungodly.

Children are told to honor their father and mother, obeying them in the Lord (Ephesians 6:1–2). We must teach them to obey, or they will have to answer for it. We should set the example in showing obedience to our Father (Hebrews 5:9; 1 John 5:3).

Doy Moyer
The South End Expounder

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