Day 15 – June 5
18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters,not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. 25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.
4 Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
- Consider Paul’s instructions regarding the life of the Christian household; What duties are prescribed for each party? Make a side by side comparison of each party Paul mentions with their duties listed below.
- In what ways do the duties of each take into account and inform us of the rights of the others?
- How does this kind of living both embody and reflect the truths of the gospel?
- In what ways are you most challenged and in need of Christ’s help to live this reality out in your life?