Ephesians 6:1-3 – Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 3That it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.
Children, God has something to say to you on this morning. Let’s listen to what He says. ” Children, “obey” your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”
The command to honor and obey parents is seen throughout the bible. Honoring thy father and thy mother is so important that God saw fit to include it in the 10 commandments. Exodus 20:12 -Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Let’s listen to God’s charge of accountability to parents who are rearing children. God is holding mothers and fathers in “Great” accoutability concerning the rearing of children in the knowledge of God.
If parent’s are not willing to train up children in the way that they should go according to scripture, the world will train them up in the way the world will go.
Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Will he or she stray? probably! But if the seed is planted at an early age, they will find their way back to God. I Did!
Parent’s charge: Deuteronomy 11:1-2 – Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway. 2 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the Lord your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm.
Children, understand that your parents love you as the Lord loves you. They want the best for you! Your parents knows you better than anyone. They are the ones that birth you, fed, clothed and changed your diapers, they are the ones that God used to provide for you in the earth.
Children, “OBEY” you parents for this is right in the Lord!
Children here is what wise instruction from God is saying to you on this morning in Proverbs 4:7 – Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.
Children, “OBEY” your parents for this is right in the Lord. “OBEY them so that you days may be long upon the earth.
Parents, love you children! Instruct them in the ways of the Lord. If you do, you heart will be merry. Proverbs 17:22a- A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.
God bless all of you children and parents out there! God is with you, He has a plan for you, therefore, allow Him to bring it to pass through you by your obedience to your parents and to Him.
I love you all with the love of Christ!