Following the Signs | Obedience Character Time Activity
Following the Signs | Obedience Activity
Obedience is: “Quickly and cheerfully carrying out the direction of those who are responsible for me.” This means that when God, your parents, or other authorities in your life tell you to do something, you do it right away with a good attitude.
Pictures of a traffic light and road signs that your child would recognize
Show your child the pictures of the road signs one at a time. As you show them each sign, ask them what it is and what it’s used for. Ask them if the signs are used to stop people from getting where they want to go quickly or if they’re there to keep people safe. (Answer: keep people safe.)
Talk About It: Traffic lights and road signs are used to keep people safe while they are driving. In a similar way, God’s commands are there to protect us and keep us safe, not keep us from having fun or doing what we want to do. In Deuteronomy 10:12-13, the Bible says, “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good?” God wasn’t giving the Israelites a lot of rules for no reason. The commands He gave them were for their good, and it’s the same way for us. We can obey the commands God gives us in the Bible because He knows what’s best for us. It’s also important to make sure that when we obey others, we aren’t going against anything that God says in the Bible. Practice showing obedience to God by finding one command He has given in the Bible and then asking God every day to help you obey that command. (Some Bible passages you could look at are Ephesians 6:1-2, Matthew 22:37-40, and Exodus 20:1-17.)