May 16, 2011
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Ephesians 5: 22 – 6: 4
22Wives, place yourselves under your husbands’ authority as you have placed yourselves under the Lord’s authority. 23The husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. It is his body, and he is its Savior. 24As the church is under Christ’s authority, so wives are under their husbands’ authority in everything.
25Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. 26He did this to make the church holy by cleansing it, washing it using water along with spoken words. 27Then he could present it to himself as a glorious church, without any kind of stain or wrinkle—holy and without faults. 28So husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself. 29No one ever hated his own body. Instead, he feeds and takes care of it, as Christ takes care of the church. 30We are parts of his body. 31That’s why a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will be one. 32This is a great mystery. (I’m talking about Christ’s relationship to the church.) 33But every husband must love his wife as he loves himself, and wives should respect their husbands.
1Children, obey your parents because you are Christians. This is the right thing to do. 2“Honor your father and mother 3that everything may go well for you, and you may have a long life on earth.” This is an important commandment with a promise. 4Fathers, don’t make your children bitter about life. Instead, bring them up in Christian discipline and instruction.