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Definition of Obedience

Obedience

  1. The act of obeying, or the state of being obedient; compliance with that which is required by authority; subjection to rightful restraint or control.
  2. Words or actions denoting submission to authority; dutifulness.
  3. A following; a body of adherents; as, the Roman Catholic obedience, or the whole body of persons who submit to the authority of the pope.
  4. A cell (or offshoot of a larger monastery) governed by a prior.
  5. One of the three monastic vows.
  6. The written precept of a superior in a religious order or congregation to a subject.

Obedience Quotations

Above all, remember that God looks for solid virtues in us, such as patience, humility, obedience, abnegation of your own will - that is, the good will to serve Him and our neighbor in Him. His providence allows us other devotions only insofar as He sees that they are useful to us.
Saint Ignatius

Obedience opens the door to the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. And the spiritual gifts and abilities activated by the power of the Holy Ghost enable us to avoid deception - and to see, to feel, to know, to understand, and to remember things as they really are.
David A. Bednar

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
Charles Stanley

All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will.
Alexander Herzen

Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
Walter Bagehot
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Obedience Translations

obedience in German is Gehorsam, Folgsamkeit
obedience in Italian is obbedienza
obedience in Spanish is obediencia
obedience in Swedish is lydnad
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