INTRO: In Ephesians 5:15 we began a section I called, "Walk Circumspectly." It deals with the Christian life in general and then with relation to the spiritual life of the believer. The believer is not to be controlled, or drunk with wine. He is to be controlled by the Holy Spirit.
But Paul deals then with some specifics. In the specifics he deals with several key areas in life in which God works sanctification in us. These areas are the family, the job, and church life. In our section in Ephesians he deals specifically with family life and the workplace. In family life Paul deals with husbands and wives. Much of life involves husband and wife relationships. Today many marriages end in divorce and remarriage and quite often another divorce and remarriage. Marriage is a most crucial relationship. We have covered that. This is Ephesians 5:22-33. Then we have the relationship of children to their parents, and then how dads are to deal with their children.
I have read some very alarming things that children in some public schools are being taught. The things they are being taught are not fit to discuss among adults. It is sick enough to be called reprobate. The public school has been undermining morality for many years. Now the children of such training are writing curriculum for schools, and the writers of at least some of that material are perverts. Once again, I warn parents, beware what kind of reading material you get for your children. Be careful what kinds of toys you buy for them. Be very careful what kinds of games you allow them to play on the computer or other means of electronic games.