“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.” – Colossians 3:18-21 (KJV)
OBSERVATION: The family structure in America is nothing like it needs to be. This passage in Colossians 3 gives us God’s plan for families. Wives need to allow their husbands to lead them spiritually just like they should allow God; Husbands need to love and care for their wives while leading the whole family in the ways of the Lord; and children need to respect and obey their parents. If men aren’t leading their children to the Lord and showing them how to live for Him, they are leading them in a way that is not God honoring. We need to endeavor to lead our families in the paths the Lord would have us follow so we can save our families.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for showing us what true love is by sending Jesus Christ Who brought us into Your family. Help the single parents and married parents today lead their children in Your paths; give them strength and endurance for what is needed to accomplish Your goals; and may they be the right example to others and their children. In Jesus’ name, Amen.