Children's Devotional I thought I would start this for our children. Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." We can read these to our children everyday and let the Holy Spirit work the word in them. Learning To Obey Read: Genesis 3: 1-19 Adam and Eve knew not to eat of the tree of knowledge. The enemy (Satan) came and tricked them so they would disobey what God said. They had to live with the discipline God gave them. God still loved them – but they still had to live with the choices they made. And it is the same for us. If you never learn to obey when you’re young, when you’re older you will find it hard to obey your teachers, your coach (if you play sports), people you work for, the laws of the land and God. It is hard to get along with someone that has not learnt to obey. They often won’t listen and want to do everything their own way. Maybe you know someone like that! They end up hurting themselves – and God. It makes God sad when we don’t obey. Obedience need’s to start in the home with Mum & Dad. If we learn to obey Mum & Dad we will know how to obey when we’re older. This is one of the most important lessons to learn, and maybe the hardest. God has given us all a free will – which means we are free to make our own choices. We can choose to obey or not. It’s our choice. But we need to remember what happened to Adam and Eve. There is a price to pay! Jesus is our example. He obeyed His parents. If you find it hard to obey – tell Jesus. He understands and will help you. Remember He was a kid Himself once! © By M.S.Lowndes God bless, Godbe4me All Poetry, Card Verses, Devotionals and Scripture Verses are all ‘Free’ to use - for non-commercial use. You may copy & paste them into any craft project, cards, print them out for yourself or to give away to others, use them on blogs, internet groups, and any other website, and church bulletins/newsletters. You can also read them out in public.