Ephesians 6:1-4 - CHILDREN: obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with a promise, 3 “so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”
FATHERS: 4- do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
MOTHERS: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 they stray? Many do, but they will return if the seed (word of god)has been planted in their hearts over the years.
Through faith in God and by honoring His Word, godly mothers, we have the opportunity to have great influence on our children and in the way we train them.
As mothers, we spend more time with our children and we are indeed a big influence on what they say, do, think, how they act and what they believe. If we do our part, God will do the rest.
The call today is obedience on all fronts. Mother, Father and children all have a responsibility to each other and most of all, to God.
When King Saul disobeyed God, this is what the Prophet Samuel said to him in 1 Samuel 15:22- “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Obedience is better than sacrifice, a listening ear than the fat of rams.
Remember: God is not so much concern about what we have to give or what we can do or how well we can do it. He is concerned about our obedience to what He has commanded of us.
John 14:23-Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
Obedience is better than sacrifice says the Lord.
Luke 6:46-Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I say?