The Home—This study focuses on the hierarchy and relationships of the husband, his wife, and their children.
Interesting fact: God’s admonition concerning child rearing is twofold: (1) nurturing and (2) admonishing (Ephesians 6:4). It is similar to the relationship of law to grace. God’s designed emphasis—law followed by grace—teaches us the correct relationship of the two primary aspects of child rearing. Children properly raised must first learn via the application of law before they will ever appreciate the grace afforded them. Parents often fail to find a proper balance between the admonishing and nurturing of their children. This results in an unstable and insecure child. Erring one way or the other will produce a child who is either too rigid or too soft but definitely unbalanced.
Bible study tip: Combining the words from and to together in scripture demonstrates boundaries as it pertains to places, people, or time. The words used in that order separated by names, times, places, or things are meant to identify the boundaries being emphasized. For example, Psalm 41:13 says, “Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.” In other words, the Lord can be traced as far back as eternity past and as far forward as eternity future. This particular example emphasizes one truth, but other examples serve to emphasize differing truths. The key is to note what is being emphasized and its intended purpose.
Sunday, Day 176—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 177—Suffer Children to Come unto Me
Tuesday, Day 178—In the Days of Thy Youth
Wednesday, Day 179—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 180—Honour Thy Father and Mother
Friday, Day 181—What Can I Do for the Lord?
Saturday, Day 182—Misbehaving Children
Day 176: Church Day
Proverbs 20:11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.