An Admonition to Christian Children
There comes a day when a young person becomes an adult.
Just because young people age beyond the threshold of being obedient to parents, doesn’t mean they are automatically wise and mature.
You’ll know that by how well they honor their parents in adulthood.
Obedience to parents in childhood is training for wisdom and maturity in adulthood.
“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.”” (Ephesians 6:1–3, ESV)
“There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers. There are those who are clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth. There are those—how lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift! There are those whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mankind.” (Proverbs 30:11–14, ESV)
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7, ESV)
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