Blessings
Ephesians 6:1–3 (ESV)
6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

1. Training

Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
6 Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 23:13–14 (ESV)
13 Do not withhold discipline from a child;
if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.
14 If you strike him with the rod,
you will save his soul from Sheol.
Proverbs 13:24 (ESV)
24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.[a]

Be clear.
Be convincing.
Be compassionate.

2. Teaching

Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 4:9 (ESV)
9 “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—
Deuteronomy 6:7 (ESV)
7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Luke 2:42 (ESV)
42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom.
Luke 2:46–47 (ESV)
46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

3. Trusting

Exodus 30:14 (ESV)
14 Everyone who is numbered in the census, from twenty years old and upward, shall give the Lord’s offering.
Numbers 1:3 (ESV)
3 From twenty years old and upward, all in Israel who are able to go to war, you and Aaron shall list them, company by company.
Numbers 14:29–32 (ESV)
29 your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness, and of all your number, listed in the census from twenty years old and upward, who have grumbled against me, 30 not one shall come into the land where I swore that I would make you dwell, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun. 31 But your little ones, who you said would become a prey, I will bring in, and they shall know the land that you have rejected. 32 But as for you, your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness.
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