Study 43 – Ephesians 6:4 – The Spirit-Filled Father

January 30, 2011

in Ephesians Study

Read Ephesians 6: 4

Statistics indicate that there are more ‘twins’ being born now than in years past. When a teacher mentioned this to her third grade class one of the children said, “I guess more twins are being born because little children are afraid of being alone.”

Now that’s humorous, but it’s true in fact. Children need love, respect, affirmation, support, and children need parents who love them.

To a world in which the father had absolute power over his child, the Apostle writes these words. The father had the power that was regularly expressed in casting female babies away; in drowning sickly or deformed children; a world in which children were property – chattel to be held, used or disposed of according to the wishes of the father.

It is to this world that Paul brings these revolutionary words about the infinite value of a person.

Something that our society could learn quite handily when we think of all the children who these days are not cast into the Gehenna of the city, but who are aborted by the millions.

Listen to the rest of today’s message below …

The Spirit-Filled Father