Matthew Henry – Fatherhood

15 Jun

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4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4

Though God has given you power, you must not abuse that power, remembering that your children are, in a particular manner, pieces of yourselves, and therefore ought to be governed with great tenderness and love. Be not impatient with them, use no unreasonable severities and lay no rigid injunctions upon them. When you caution them, when you counsel them, when you reprove them, do it in such a manner as not to provoke them to wrath. In all such cases deal prudently and wisely with them, endeavouring to convince their judgments and to work upon their reason

~Matthew Henry~


Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible (Spokane, WA; Olive Tree Bible Software) Commentary on Ephesians 6:1-4

Books by Matthew Henry

Other Matthew Henry Quotes at The Old Guys

One Response to “Matthew Henry – Fatherhood”

  1. Jesaja 66:2 June 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Thank you!

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