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“How the Word of God Can Guide Families”
Dr. Brodie I. Johnson, Pastor, Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church
Ephesians 6:1-3; 5:22-25
6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 6:3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
The Bible is a healing book and can get you out of trouble and through some tough times. You have to get to the point where you believe in the word of God. If we would apply the word, our children would be more blessed and financially would be better. Satan is attacking families and even single people. The older you get, you need collaboration; somebody you can talk to, be there with you when you’re sick, can help take care of you, and can spend quality time with. It’s hard to manage your children if you can’t manage yourself. You fail to realize that you were once young.
6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. The question is, “Are the parents in the Lord?” God can cause your children to cause you some problems and some sleepless nights in order to bring you closer to him. Your children will make you pray when you don’t know how to pray. You need the word of God to guide you so that you can guide your children. When women marry men who aren’t the biological father of their kids, the women can’t tell the man, “You can’t say anything to my children.” If the men are “in the Lord”, they are the covering. Women, instead of trying to handle that man yourself, pray for his temper, anger, pains, insecurities, failures, and his financially stability.
6:2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 6:3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. No matter how bad your parents have been, realize that they are still your Mom and Dad. A lot of young folk are cutting their time by being disobedient to their parents. If the children are guided by the word of God, they will not be disobedient and would instead honor their parents. Honoring parents will bring about the blessings of God.
5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The hardest problem that women can have is when they are partnered up with a man who is not in the Lord or doesn’t even know the Lord. Everything that looks good on the outside is not necessarily good on the inside. Men have to spend time with God if they’re going to provide a covering for the house. 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. A man can’t love his wife properly unless he loves God first.
We have to love God and follow his word and he will guide our families!