Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Ephesians 6:1
This is one of the first verses we teach our young children. To obey their mom and dad ultimately makes everybody happy, especially God. In my hard learned wisdom gained by the time child number 5 came home I have found that to start by simply saying the child's name first, then said child looking directly at you before asking the request, is a huge respect part of the relationship. It also leaves no room for the child to pretend that he didn't hear you.
Then if that doesn't make enough of an impact, we usually go on to the one about the birds pecking out the eyes of little disobedient children. Where is that found? Not 1st Hesitations, oh yeah, Proverbs 30:17. That usually puts the fear of God into them. Laugh today! :))