Ready to Obey

“As the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God.” Psalm 123:33Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. (Psalm 123:3)
Gentleness and calmness in the home provide a sweet atmosphere, so that children learn to be respectful, attentive, and ready to obey.
The maid in Psalm 123:22Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us. (Psalm 123:2) demonstrates that attentive readiness. She watches carefully the hand of the hostess during the meal. Perhaps she waits for a slight movement of the hostess’ hand to indicate that it is time to serve the next course.
We also should be standing at attention, our eyes on the Lord, in order to please Him. How wonderful if we anticipate His wishes! And how wonderful if our children anticipate their parents’ wishes.