Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Devotions 20-02-08 Eph 6:1-2

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother(which is the first commandment with a promise), that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth."

In chapter 5 God explains the role of the husband and the wife and it was so they might be as one person. Now in this oneness husband and wife must care for their children and train them in the disciplines and instructions of the Lord. At various ages of the children the husband and wife have different responsibilities but the husband is still the leader of the family and it is his responsibilities that the children are trained as they should be. Children must learn obedience and respect and it is for their good but the father must be careful not to allow anger to be a part of his training and teach anger to his children.

Lord, Your instructions are so clear and simple but I must imitate You and be one with my wife to accomplish this with my children. Thank You for your patience with us and forgiveness when we fail in what we should do. Thank You for Your grace to help us and to minister to our children even when we fail so badly.


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