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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

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
Benjamin Franklin

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
Theodore Roosevelt

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.
Noam Chomsky

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

The bottom line in the Christian life is obedience and most people don't even like the word.
Charles Stanley
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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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