H – O – N – O – R
See: Exodus 20:12; I cor. 14:40; Col 3:20-21, 23; Prov. 10:1; Rms. 13:1 Matt. 5:14
Haven of Home – vs. 1-3 – God ordained home and government.
Order – vs. 5, 7, 9 – In home and government there is a God ordained order. When we respect the order we work within God’s plan.
Nurture – v. 4 – Fathers are to bring up children in the Lord. If we were to follow this order the home would be blessed. We would see children as a heavenly trust given us by God.
Obligee – v. 9 – Those under authority have their obligations, and those in authority have their obligations. All are obliged to act right in their proper roles. This applies to workers and their supervisors today.
Repose – v. 6 – We are to obey, that is, to respect authority, as if we were showing respect to Christ. Here is a practical question: Would you treat Christ that way? If not, why treat your brother or sister that way?
Exemplary Story: It is a wonderful thing to watch a bird such as a dove or a robin build a nest and hatch its young. The nest is carefully shaped, the eggs are lain, the parent set on the eggs until they hatch. The hatchlings cry out for food and they are fed by the parents. Then the young birds flex their wings and take flight. They have followed a divine pattern by instinct. We must follow a divine pattern set for home and work to see the greatest blessings that may follow.