Friday, November 23, 2012 4:01 AM

The Little Book of Peace for Children

Friday, November 23, 2012 4:01 AM
Friday, November 23, 2012 4:01 AM

Today when I look in the Bible I can see that God knew that growing up was going to be a difficult and frustrating time, therefore God gave every child many great and precious promises. One of the most precious ones is this next verse.

Eph 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Eph 6:2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), Eph 6:3 that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

God gives these instructions as the “first commandment” with “a promise”.

This is the four instructions given.

  • Children obey your parents

You are doing it for Jesus Eph 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Eph 6:2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), Eph 6:3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Eph 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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  • It is right
  • When you obey you honor your parents and God

The “promise” consists of two things.

  • It will go well for you
  • You will live a long life

This is one of the most child friendly verses in the Bible, and God was very gracious and very understanding in His mercy for children and the difficulties of growing up. Everything that anyone would want in life is promised in this verse…a long life that goes well.

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