What is obedience?

  • (noun): The act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person.
    Synonyms: obeisance
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on obedience:

Command And Obedience In The Bundeswehr
... The principle of command and obedience in the Bundeswehr (German Befehl und Gehorsam), along with the concept of "citizens in uniform" (German Staatsb├╝rger in Uniform), was central to the 1953 idea of "leadership ... The revised definition of military orders and obedience, as well as superior-subordinate relations by the former "Amt Blank" (Blank Agency, predecessor of the Federal Ministry of Defense ... Central aims were the reduction of power to command by superiors and a shared responsibility for obedience by subordinates ...
Championship (dog) - Performance Championships - Obedience Trial Championships
... In the American Kennel Club, an Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) is awarded to a dog and handler team receiving 100 points by placing first, second, third or fourth in the Open B or Utility B class and a first ... In addition, a National Obedience Championship title (NOC) is awarded to one dog each year ... Obedience Trial championships offered by the United Kennel Club (US) are prefixed with U U-OTCH ...
Active Obedience Of Christ - The Life of Christ
... Christ being a "servant" as indicating his obedience ... Christ's active obedience (doing what God's law required) is usually distinguished from his passive obedience (suffering for his people), but J ... Machen also points out that Jesus was not subject to the law for himself, and that "no obedience was required of him for himself, since he was Lord of all." ...
Submission (Islam)
... is connected with related words literally meaning "slavery", and has connotations of obedience, submission, and humility ... The word linguistically means "obedience with submission" ... In terms of Islam, ibadah is the obedience, submission, and devotion to Allah (God) along with the ultimate love for Him ...
Active Obedience Of Christ
... In Christian theology, the active obedience of Jesus Christ (sometimes called his preceptive obedience) comprises the totality of his actions, which Christians believe was in perfect obedience ... In Reformed theology, Christ's active obedience is generally believed to be imputed to Christians as part of their justification ...

More definitions of "obedience":

  • (noun): The trait of being willing to obey.
  • (noun): Behavior intended to please your parents.
    Example: "Their children were never very strong on obedience"
    Synonyms: respect

Famous quotes containing the word obedience:

    I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.
    Anne Sullivan (1866–1936)

    Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
    John Bradshaw (1602–1659)

    In schools all over the world, little boys learn that their country is the greatest in the world, and the highest honor that could befall them would be to defend it heroically someday. The fact that empathy has traditionally been conditioned out of boys facilitates their obedience to leaders who order them to kill strangers.
    Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 3 (1991)