• David Laments Absalom’s Death Devotional

    2 Samuel 18:19–33

    David was no ordinary parent—he was the divinely appointed king and representative of the Lord to His kingdom on earth. Thus, Absalom’s rebellion was inexcusable, even though David failed to recognize that. As hard as it might be, we cannot let our relationships cloud our judgment when we see people rebelling against lawful authorities. View Resource

  • Absalom Makes a Play for the Throne Devotional

    2 Samuel 15:1–17

    In many ways, it seems surprising that David could be so blind to the intent of his son. Yet if parents are not careful, they can overlook the actions of their children that reveal their motives. Parents should be asking the Lord for the wisdom necessary to understand their children, and others in the church should, as they are able, help parents not to overlook the misbehavior of their children. View Resource

  • The Vocation of Parents and Children Devotional

    Ephesians 6:1–4

    If children do not know the rules of the household and are disciplined for breaking them, they will understandably resent their parents and be provoked to anger. Thus, parents should strive to clearly communicate their expectations and make sure that these expectations are reasonable. Children are to obey their parents, but their parents should do what they can to make this obedience something children can and want to render. View Resource

  • Press On Devotional

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  • A Parent’s Delight Devotional

    2 Timothy 1:5

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  • Christian Discipline and Instruction Devotional

    Ephesians 6:4

    John Calvin tells us that the remedy to provoking children to anger is not indulgence. “It is not the will of God that parents, in the exercise of kindness, shall spare and corrupt their children. Let their conduct towards their children be at once mild and considerate, so as to guide them in the fear of the Lord, and correct them also when they go astray.” Let us walk in wisdom in raising our children, patiently teaching them to love God and His law. View Resource

  • Obeying Parents in the Lord Devotional

    Ephesians 6:1–3

    The Old Testament often speaks of honor for one’s parents by employing language elsewhere associated with the fear of the Lord (Lev. 19:3, 14, 32). Although no human authority deserves absolute allegiance, we must show proper, biblical reverence to our parents. This applies to us no matter how old we are or how long we have lived outside of our parents’ homes. Let us seek to be models of godliness in how we honor our mothers and fathers. View Resource

  • An Oblivious Father Devotional

    Genesis 27:1–4

    When we seek our satisfaction apart from God’s will and make our own happiness an end in itself, we can end up, consciously or not, plotting against Him. For example, we may consider marriage for purely selfish reasons, thereby making it easier to entertain the prospect of divorce. Or, we can seek our own happiness first as we raise our children and therein live our lives vicariously through them. Consider the idols in your life and flee from them this day. View Resource