Every Christian is called to disciple other Christians while evangelizing non-believers. The Bible does not make any other stipulations.
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Your role is to care for those within your sphere of influence, including those individuals within your family. There comes a time in most adult children’s lives where their role with their parents changes. At one time the child received all the care, but as the parents age, the child becomes the primary caregiver.
This role change is also true for the spiritual side of things, though spiritual care should happen long before the parent becomes elderly. If you are a believer and a spiritually maturing teen, you’re old enough to begin providing biblical care for your family. It is one way you can honor your parents.
Some believers become caught up in convoluted definitions of what honoring parents means. They perceive bringing corrective care to their parents as not being loving.
This wrong assumption is far from the truth. There are times when the most loving thing a child can do for their parents is correct them when they are going down a wayward path. Providing loving corrective care is one of the stronger implications of the gospel, as it mirrors how God cares for us.
Time to Reflect
- Your spiritual maturity determines your ability to care for your parents. Do you believe it’s time for you to take your care to the next level?
- What hinders you from bringing biblical care to your parents?
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