Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander. OpenBible.info Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. “‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother. Not only that, it's hard to stick with just one metaphor for the church because the New Testament uses so many … And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. O Publication date: Mar 29, 2020. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. (The lists here aren’t all-inclusive, but they’re a good starting point.) You might say that even though having children is a blessing, being childless is value neutral. My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Father. ... See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. ‣ Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. B And God blessed them. When God created humans, he designed us to live in families. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also … The church family is called to grow spiritually together, spurring one another on. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. A married man is to love his wife as Christ loved the church (Ephesians 5:25). By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach. Behold, how good and how pleasant [it is] for brethren to dwell together in unity! When we receive God's Spirit at salvation, we are adopted into his family. Second Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.