I live in a world where I must respond to others and take orders. I have customers, colleagues, bosses, police, parents, teachers and the list goes on.
“A wise heart takes orders; an empty head will come unglued.” ~~King Solomon (Proverbs 10:8)
I do have options though.
- I can ignore the person and hope they forget. Sometimes they do.
- I can be obstinate.
- I can be defiant.
- I can say yes and then not do it.
- I can fake obedience.
- I can get too busy.
- I can forget.
I can be too clever some days at avoiding the real issue of simple obedience.
It is a matter of the heart. Do I have a heart that respects authority? Am I willing to serve others? Do I have a slave’s heart for what my Master Jesus wants me to do?
If so, I can be wise.
Do I come unglued when someone in authority asks me to do something? King Solomon concludes I have an empty head. As my dad would say, “That is not right bright”.
God’s goal for me for is to obey. It is most important to obey Jesus. Jesus teaches me to pray, “Your will be done!”