Prayer: Help us be obedient, Lord. Amen.
Reading: Ephesians 6: 1-4; Proverbs 22: 6 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: My sister and I haven’t always gotten along as well as we do as adults. I remember the tantrums, the picking, the getting each other in trouble. I wouldn’t let her play with my Legos. She would start a fight and I would get the blame. But, as we got older, I think each of us appreciated each other more.
As we grew, I think we also appreciated our parents more. My sister was typically more rebellious than I was and often did not want to heed the advice of our parents. Later, when she went against them, she discovered that they were right. Now, she listens to what they say and heeds their advice more readily.
God tells us to obey and honor our mother and father. I think my sister and I have done that by becoming adults that my parents can be proud of. I hope my kids do the same for me! --Chad Hershberger
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