God’s Plan for Gospel-Centered Families (Ephesians 6:1-4)

God calls us to look to our marriages and families. As we saw last week from Ephesians 5:22-33, Paul called Spirit-filled Christians to live out the role He called them to lead as a picture of the relationship between Christ and the church. God calls us as Christians to fulfill His role and design in what He has assigned us.

Paul again addressed a matter that, in Roman times, was revolutionary and countercultural. Last week, he address the role of wives, a gender who had no rights or privileges in that culture. Here, he addresses “children,” not just boys but all children. Amazing! Even from the time of Jesus, when he forbade the disciples from preventing the children to come to Him, Christianity has elevated the dignity of children higher than most other cultures.

Thus, when we look at Ephesians are reminded that the first half is the doctrinal half that shows our position in Christ and that the last half is how we put those doctrines and our position in Christ into practice, Paul shows the importance of look at marriage and family. God’s way is the, well, the way!

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