Enjoy the promised blessings!
Scripture reading for August 30th: Ephesians 6, Psalm 24, Proverbs 20
Key Scriptures: Ephesians 6:1-4 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
Faithfulness to Christ involves all ages and begins in the family. The family is ordained by God to train and discipline children. To please God, children must honor their parents and obey them. This foundation will lead to a life of God’s blessing and a long life. Fathers are to take care not to treat children harshly and provoke anger, but to instruct them in the things of God under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
Faith Confession: Father, thank You for Your patient instruction and discipline of all Your children and the promise of eternal life! Help me to continue to instruct my children and grandchildren in the fear and love of our heavenly Father, that they might be blessed and have eternal life.
Proverbs 20:7 “The righteous who walks in his integrity–blessed are his children after him.”
Proverbs 20:11 “Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.”