Obey and Honor

A wise man once observed, “Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.” While parenting certainly isn’t easy, there are few other more worth-while investments in life. Typically, those who learn to obey their parents as children will more readily obey God as adults. For this reason, one of the greatest gifts we can give our kids is a clear and consistent example of obedience to God. The goal of parenting is to make Christ-disciples of our kids. This means we must discipline as He disciplines – for their good, not our own. We must also give instruction that helps our kids know, love and follow Jesus – not just us!

Scripture References:

  • Ephesians 6:1-4
  • Deuteronomy 21:18-21
  • Exodus 20:12
  • Hebrews 12:10
  • Deuteronomy 6:4-9