Has it ever occurred to you that it is a tremendous thing to have the obedience of another person?
As adults, we discuss and persuade and argue in order to get someone to do something we think is important. We come to one another on more or less equal footing usually. Unless you have authority over someone, unless you can command someone else’s obedience, at work with a subordinate, at home with children.
With authority comes responsibility, responsibility to get the job done, responsibility to bring up your children in the instruction and training of the Lord.