Sunday, June 3, 2012


The 6th Point of the Scout Law is Obedient

A Scout is Obedient.
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobeying them.
A few verses to think about
Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor thy first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee and thou mayest live long on the earth. (Ephesians 6:1-3)
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work. (Titus 3:1)

Obedience can be very tricky to teach about. What if one source of authority has rules that conflict with another, as in the following verses, where the religious leaders instructions conflict with those of Jesus himself? It may be useful to have scouts think about this, and what they would do in a situation where two different sets of rules conflict with one another.

And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men (Acts 5:7-29)

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