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Definition of 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

I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.
Charles Spurgeon

Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience.
Mary Wollstonecraft

Many think that the price of discipleship is too costly and too burdensome. For some, it involves giving up too much. But the cross is not as heavy as it appears to be. Through obedience, we acquire much greater strength to carry it.
James E. Faust

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

If God creates a world of particles and waves, dancing in obedience to mathematical and physical laws, who are we to say that he cannot make use of those laws to cover the surface of a small planet with living creatures?
Martin Gardner
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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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