Word for Today :
Simple obedience: Children obey your parents.
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Ministry of the Word: True Spirituality
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3).
In my few years of walking with the LORD, I have seen many young people who missed their blessings in life due to ignorance of these scriptures and inability to obey the simple instructions in our memory verses correctly.
The Word says children should obey/honour their parents. They are to honour their father and mother so that they shall live long and be prosperous. I can never forget the case of a minister of God in his 40s, I met a few years ago, in a parish of one of the biggest churches in the world. In the course of our discussion, he shared with me, his struggle with life and his inability to make progress in anything he does. As I wanted to understand his situation further, I asked about his parents. You could imagine my shock when he informed me that he has not spoken to his biological father for about 20 years. He agreed to reconcile with his father following our discussion.
The instructions to obey/honour our parents in our memory verses are not conditional. There are no conditions such as : except if your parents are very wicked or into witch-crafting. Recently, I was speaking with a distant spiritual son and was very surprised to know that he ignored attending the funeral/burial of his biological mother, though I was aware they did not have a good relationship when she was alive.
No more stagnation in your life. Simple obedience to the Word is the answer to our blessings . Arise and shine. Refuse to remain in darkness.
Only the truth can make you free:
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” ( John 8:36)
To grow spiritually requires daily meditation with the word of God (Joshua 1:8) and seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness (Matthew 6:33). It also requires total fear of God, and spiritual training in the word of God: “Train yourself to be godly”(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
Dear Father, please give us the grace of simple obedience to your word in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.