God desires obedience more than
sacrifice. If you have life God will even give you more light on this.
Children who are taught to work at home usually make a success in life.
Don't say, "we have preachers and they will teach my children". No, God gave
them into your hand. You teach them God's way.
Children, the way you treat your parents, honour and respect them,
one day it will be your reward with your children that they honour and respect you. So too
if you disrespect your parents and don't honour them. You will bear the consequences if
you don't honour your parents.
God bestows His Holy Spirit to those who obey Him.
Maybe God speaks to you about a certain matter to bring it to the
light but you simply play around with it. Then you won't receive His Holy Spirit, while
Obedience doesn't start when you're 50 or 40 or even 10. It starts
even at a few months. It starts with the mother. If she always knows better while carrying
the child, she instills that spirit into her child.
Why did the devil attack Eve? Yes, she was the weaker vessel. But
the wife is also the backbone of the family. And if the devil wants to enter the family he
knows that if he gets the wife he could get the family.
How can you be obedient to God if you're not obedient at home. If
you are cheeky to your mother and just answer her in any way you are stabbing your mother.
Spurgeon said, "when a boy is rebellious at home, apply
discipline properly the first time that there's no need for a second. Then afterwards you
may teach him what you need".
"There were once a mother with two boys. Nobody controlled
them and they just went along the broad way. A stick or two worn out on them while they
were young would have been a good use of timber."
Bishop Rose said, "just as strict as you are on your
children, you need to be on yourself".