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20 Children, [teknon] obey [hupakouo] your parents [goneus] in [kata] all things: [pas] for [gar] this [touto] is [esti] well pleasing [euarestos] unto the Lord. [kurios]KJV-Interlinear
20 Children, be obedient to your
parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. NASB
The first level of divine
establishment is the volition of each individual.What you think is what you are.As goes your
thinking, so goes your life.
The second level of
divine establishment is marriage.While
the volition of the individual forms the cornerstone of the person, so too the
marriage forms the cornerstone of the family.
The third aspect of
divine establishment is the family, and as goes the family, then so goes
The family is the
source and foundation of the childs
life.What they learn within the family structure,
sets the course for the rest of their life and role in society.
The child who learns
the basic principles of authority, respect for elders, the willingness to
learn, has a very good chance for success in life.The child, who rebels, refuses to listen,
refuses to learn, and so forth, usually ends up with a
very disappointing and frustrated life.The dysfunctional child, when they exist in large numbers, leads to a
dysfunctional society.Crimes, gang
activities, low self esteem, disorientation to life,
and so forth, follow a rebellious life, whether extroverted or introverted.
Obedience is what the
Bible is looking for.But this is
obedience to truth, not to lies.
Obedience to truth is a
smart decision, and smart decisions lead to more opportunities in life.Poor decisions remove opportunities from ones life.
The phrase, in all
things, refers of course to Biblically sound instruction, and not to
ridiculous or unsound social practices, and certainly not to crimes, sin, and
God is well pleased
when anyone, and especially children, pursue their spiritual lives. Such
pursuits advance ones spiritual life, and that in turn promotes blessings from
God.Truth is blessed.Lies are not.
A society sound in
doctrine is a prosperous society and the foundation for peace, freedom, innovation,
prosperity and so forth in all levels of society.
A society lacking
doctrine, lives in the stone-age, lacks innovation, lacks productivity, lags
behind everyone else, and is perpetually dysfunctional.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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