EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
TUESDAY JULY 18, 2023
TEXT: EPHESIANS 6:1-3
1Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Key verse: Proverbs 23:25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
Submission and obedience of children and youths to parents and leaders promotes
godliness and holiness which are vital requirements of God. May the Lord open the
eyes of many children and youths to God's word and commandment to them and
compel many to submit and obey their parents. God promises reward to children that
obey their parents according to the will of God but condemns obedience that is
contrary to the word of God. Your obedience should be in areas that will make God
happy with you and not in areas that will make Him sorrowful. Your father should
not ask you to go and kill somebody or marry someone else's wife; neither should.
your mother asks you to go and steal someone's goods and you heed.
That is not obedience in the Lord. God is not happy with such assignments and in
that case, you and your parents will be judged, because they have used you to do
wickedness. However, in legitimate matters; things that are right, like “fetch water,
wash plates, go on an errand” and so on; that is good and acceptable. Make your
parents and guardians happy by doing so and they will bless you. Even if they do
not pronounce blessings on you, God will certainly bless you. If you continue in this
manner, it shall be well with you in life and many deadly situations will be averted
over you for obeying God's word towards your parents.
He that beats up father and mother is cursed. In fact, that child is wicked. Even if
your father or mother abuses you or speaks evil against you, do not curse them.
Assuming your father fights you, do not attempt to fight him back. The judgment for
that is eternal death, unless you repent. Importantly, this is a commandment and God
puts the blessings of life on children who are obedient to their parents. God as well
curses those who are disobedient to their parents. The scripture makes it plain that
parents are glad when their children behave well and are sorrowful when their
children are stubborn.
Thought for the day: Parents are glad when their children behave well but are sorrowful when they are stubborn.
Song for the day: I love Jesus (2x), He is my Friend (2x) …
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 25-27; Acts 20:17-38
PASTOR PAUL RIKA