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Christian Conduct | Charles E. Orr

Children’s Duty to Their Parents

While it is the duty of the parent to teach his child, God makes it the duty of the child to heed the parent’s teaching. “A wise son heareth his father’s instruction.”* (Proverbs 13:1) Children are commanded to obey their parents: “Children obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise.”* (Ephesians 6:1-2) Obedience to parents is well pleasing to God. “Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.”* (Colossians 3:20)

Many boys and girls at the present day are found to utterly disregard their parents’ commands and wishes. Such children have not yet experienced the power of regeneration, no matter how many societies and leagues they have membership in. Children, God holds you to love, honor, and obey your parents, and unless you do as He commands you have no promise of heaven.