Devotion for Monday, March 22, 2021
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right” (Ephesians 6:1).
We are saved by grace apart from works of the law, but we have not been freed from the law. That is, God’s order that He has intended from the beginning still remains. We need grace when we break the law, but the law is still in effect. This is pretty simple. Obey your parents. Look at what the world does and see how things are twisted. Then, apply what Jesus said and learn to obey.
Lord, this is simple and whether it is my parents of the flesh, those who mentor me, or even those who lead me, help me learn how to honor those whom You have appointed in these positions. You have told us that we are to be as children. Not childish, but as children. Help me to learn all that this means so that I may be guided by Your goodness and mercy. Teach me what it means to obey.
Lord Jesus, You were obedient even unto unto death on the cross. You have said that we each are to take up our cross and follow You. Help me Lord to learn all that this means and apply it to my life. You demonstrated obedience to the Father in all things and here I hear that I am to be obedient to my parents. Lead me to understand what this means and then teach me to be faithful. Amen.