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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

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
Aeschylus

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

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
Robert E. Lee

International affairs is very much run like the mafia. The godfather does not accept disobedience, even from a small storekeeper who doesn't pay his protection money. You have to have obedience; otherwise, the idea can spread that you don't have to listen to the orders, and it can spread to important places.
Noam Chomsky

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
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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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