6/17/17 Christian Parents & Children

“Christian parents are joined not only to each other, but also to Jesus in marriage, because the marriage relationship here on earth is designed to be a picture of the relationship between Jesus and His children who have given their lives over to Him.  Children of Christian parents are to obey their parents out of love and respect for Jesus and for their parents.  God gives parents the responsibility for raising and caring for their children in such a way that they will grow up to be good, honorable people who love Him.  God also gives parents the authority and the responsibility to discipline their children, so that their children will learn to obey.  Within the boundaries of discipline and love, children of Christian parents will have the freedom to grow and learn safely and securely.  Obedience to parents is the first commandment that brings a promise with it – ‘Honor your father and mother, that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.’  Parents, don’t be harsh with your children, but always discipline them out of love, teaching and caring for them patiently through God’s grace and the leading of the Holy Spirit, so that they will not rebel against your authority.  Remember that children belong to the Lord.  It is a great honor to be blessed with a child, and we must not take this blessing for granted.”

 

Ephesians 6:1-4

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