A Few Bible Thoughts For Your Day
Posted by: Eddie Ingram
Date: Oct 31 2017 2:05 PM
I hope everyone has been well. The weather has changed a bit and it is my favorite time of year! I hope you have fun tonight and stay safe. For now, here are a few thoughts.
Children and Obedience
Our Lord is deeply concerned about young people and their well-being. At times it seems as though there is not much said in Scripture concerning youth, but if we pause to really look at passages like Ephesians 6:1-3 and Colossians 3:20, we see much that the Holy Spirit has revealed about the young. "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth" (Ephesians 6: 1-3). Why did the Holy Spirit reveal this to Paul? Because it is for good! God does not bind things upon us that are not good for us. To the children, God gives this command and adds a promise: if you honor your parents, "... it will be well with you and you will live long on the earth."
God wants children to obey and honor their parents for two basic reasons: first, because of the position which they hold as natural protectors, rulers, and providers; secondly, because of the parents' love and concern for their children. Loving parents, devoted to the Lord, have a real concern for the good of their children. They want what is best for them. God has given children parents. Age, experience, and wisdom make parents better able to make decisions and know what is best. Therefore, the Lord wants children to submit to their parents. The child who submits to his parents will be happier, better adjusted, and better prepared for life here, as well as better prepared to face God in eternity.
How parents and children deal with this great command from God will not only determine the future of our homes, but the future of our churches, our communities, even our nations, for no nation can be better balanced and more moral than its people and its homes. God is deeply concerned about these interwoven parts of His creation.
Have a great week!
Enon Church of Christ
1366 Enon Rd.
Webb, AL 36376