God’s Commands For the Family
1/9/2004; 10/21/07; 7/10/08; 10/27/08; 1/27/10; 3/2/12; 6/3/13
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This Bible study is the main resource that I use for couples who need marriage help, and it goes well with the "Submission" Bible Study in exhorting and helping couples fight for Biblical families. [Premarital couples: See Official Premarital Bible Study (below) for powerful Truth in pursuing purity]. When you add the Divorce and Remarriage teaching to this, it becomes even more helpful in propelling you to fight for your first marriage because God Himself defends it, makes it permanent for life no matter what, and shows that remarriage is never an option apart from death.
Eph_5:22-33 EMTV Wives, subject yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 But just as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives be to their own husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your own wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 in order that He might sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and blameless. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he that loves his own wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as also the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31 "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and to the church. 33 Nevertheless you also individually, let each one love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respect her husband.
Eph_6:1-4 EMTV Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with a promise: 3 "that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth." 4 And fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and admonition of the Lord… 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenlies.
Col_3:16-21 WEB Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord. 17 Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father, through him. 18 Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and don't be bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, don't provoke your children, so that they won't be discouraged.
Tit_2:4-5 EMTV so that they may urge the young women to be lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children, 5 temperate, pure, homemakers, good, submitting to their own husbands, lest the word of God be blasphemed.
1Ti_3:4-5 EMTV one ruling his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence; 5 (for if one does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);
1Ti_3:11-12 EMTV Likewise their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children well, and their own houses.
1Pe_3:1-7 EMTV Wives, likewise, subject yourselves to your own husbands, so that even if some are disobedient to the word, that by the conduct of their wives, without a word, they shall be gained for Christ, 2 when they observe your chaste conduct with fear. 3 Of whom let it not be the outward adorning of braiding of hair, and wearing of gold, or of putting on of fine clothes, 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible attitude of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious before God. 5 For thus formerly, the holy women who hoped on God also adorned themselves, subjecting themselves to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, of whom you became children, when you do good and are not afraid of any terror. 7 Husbands, likewise, live together according to knowledge as with a weaker vessel, with the wife, showing her honor as also a fellow heir of the grace of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered.
These are my shorthand, personal notes of Bible verses for Children
Exo_20:12 WEB Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
Lev_19:3 WEB Each one of you shall respect his mother and his father.
Pro_15:5 MKJV A fool despises his father's instruction, but he who listens to correction is wise.
Pro_23:22 WEB Listen to your father who gave you life, And don't despise your mother when she is old.
Pro_30:17 WEB The eye that mocks at his father, And scorns obedience to his mother: The ravens of the valley shall pick it out, The young eagles shall eat it.
Pro_1:8 WEB My son, listen to your father's instruction, And don't forsake your mother's teaching:
Gen_1:28, Gen_15:4, Gen_15:5 - look at stars; Gen_24:60 - Mother of thousands; Gen_30:1-2 - children or I die!; Gen_33:5, Gen_41:51, Gen_41:52, Gen_48:4; Gen_50:23; Deu_28:4; Jos_24:3-4; 1Sa_1:19, 1Sa_1:20, 1Sa_1:27, 1Sa_2:20, 1Sa_2:21; 1Ch_28:5; Isa_8:18; Job_1:2, Job_42:12-16
Gen_30:22-23; 1Sa_1:5-6; Luk_1:24-25
Isa_54:1-4; Mat_19:10-12; 1Co_7:1; 1Co_7:6-9; 1Co_7:25-38;
2Ki_16:3; 2Ki_23:10; 2Ch_33:6; Eze_16:20-21
2Ki_17:17; Lev_18:21, Lev_20:2; Deu_12:31, Deu_18:10; Psa_106:37; Psa_106:38; Jer_32:35 – Such murder never even came into God’s mind to do; Eze_16:21, Eze_20:26, Eze_20:31
Pro_3:12 - Scourges every received son
Pro_13:20 - Companion of fools
Pro_13:24 - No rod = hate son
Pro_19:18 - Punish while hope (MT: 'no spare for crying')
Pro_20:11 - LXX: youth restrained (MT: 'children can know')
Pro_22:15 - Folly bound up... rod
Pro_23:13-14 - He will not die
Pro_23:24 - LXX: Righteous father brings up well; LXX & MT: father of wise = joy (Pro_27:11)
Pro_29:15 - LXX: Erring child (MT: Left to himself) = shame
Pro_29:17 - Correct son, he give you good
Eph_6:1-4 - Children obey... Father's... no provoking... but discipline
Gal_4:1-2 - Happens to boys (even among gentiles) at “the time appointed by the father”
[Also note that ‘a son is like a slave’ in Gal_4:1 and Sir_3:7 (where “Sir” = “Sirach”)]
Num_30:2 – “Of Age” Means you're personally responsible for your own actions, especially in view of God's Law
(See all of Num_30:1-16)
Joh_9:20-21 – parents: He is of age... He will speak for himself
1Co_11:3 – The head/ authority of every (grown) man [ἀνδρὸς] is Anointed One (“Christ”) (while the head of woman is still man, even after she is “grown”)
Greek: ἀνδρὸς – this does not include boys [παῖδας], girls [παιδισκῶν], or even women [γυναῖκές], but every MAN [ἀνδρὸς].
1Co_13:11 – Grown Men: put away childish things
Jesus Observed Bar Mitzvah
(The Jewish Coming of Age)
Luk_2:7 – Jesus Born
Luk_2:22-24 – Jesus dedicated as a child
Luk_2:42 – Twelve years old
Luk_2:46-47 – Jesus did Bar Mitzvah
Luk_2:51 – Voluntary, re-subjection to parents
Jesus and His Mother
Mar_3:20-21 – Mother & brothers incited against Jesus
Mar_3:31-34 – Jesus acts contrary to His mother's wishes
Solomon and His Mother
1Ki_2:19 – Solomon honors her
1Ki_2:20-25 – Solomon does not yield his male authority as king to his mother
Grown Sons Had a Choice
Gen_43:1-5 – Judah made conditions
Luk_15:11-13 – The younger brother made a choice…
Luk_15:25-32 – The older brother also had a choice…
Bar Mitzvah is when a male child in Jewish culture comes of age. Although most observe this at 13, it seems to have been originally recognized at 12 years old–which is what Jesus observed and recognized Luk_2:42. It should be noted that women do not come of age. Women do not have a bar mitzvah, and it is only more recently in history that apostate liberals have invented a shameful bat mitzvah in their degradation of women. Any concept like this is liberal and unfounded in Biblical history. While boys become men, girls are transferred from their fathers to their husbands (See all of Num_30).
Though boys “graduate” into being men, from being under authority to becoming authorities, no son or daughter ever graduates from honoring their parents (Eph_6:1-3; Col_3:20).
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