” Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right…honor your Father and your Mother ” Ephesians 6:1-2. This is a foundation for all success because parents are not only the source of life biologically speaking, but also the god we know in the reign of the Spirit. All refusal to obey is the beginning of the end, in other words all move without the parent’s blessing is bounded to fail.
The great duty of children is to obey their parents. The obedience includes inward reverence as well as outward acts-1 Samuel 12:24 “only fear Yahweh, and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things he has done for you.“In every age prosperity has attended those who distinguished their parents. The duty of parents. Be no impatient; use no unreasonable severity; deal prudently and wisely with children; convince their judgements and works upon their reason. Psalm 106:13 “they soon forgot his works.They didn’t wait for his counsel.” Bring them up well under proper and compassionate correction, and in the knowledge of the gospel. Ecclesiastes 7:12 “for wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.”
We must acknowledge that God alone can change the heart, yet he gives his blessing to the good lessons and examples of parents and answers their prayers Acts 5:32 “we are the witnesses of these things; and so also is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” But those whose chief anxiety is that their children should be rich and accomplished whatever becomes of their souls, must not look for the blessing of God. Matthew 16:26 “for what will profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?”