The Responsibilities of Father and Mother

The Word of God clearly states, “You fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).  The evidence of repentance is that “the hearts of the fathers will turn to the children.”  God adds, “Lest I come and smite the earth with a curse” (Malachi 4:6).   This truth is borne out by the number of those who had no functioning father who are now in prison.  Perceptive teachers will recognize that most of their problem pupils have no functioning father.  Men who only sire (like an animal) offspring but take no responsibility for them, are bringing God’s curse on themselves, their children, and the nation.

What about the mothers?  Mothers also teach.  Yet the wise mother, contrary to the feminist movement, will uphold her husband as primary teacher of the things of God. She should be sure he is capable of this before he begets a child with her.  Husband and wife do well to carefully study Ephesians 5:22-33 to provide a living illustration for their children of our relationship with Jesus Christ.  Sunday service time at Peace Lutheran Church is at 9:00 a.m.