Paul said to Timothy, “Having been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in thee; which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and, I am persuaded in thee also” (2 Tim. 1:5). Home is the place to begin if heaven is the place one hopes to end. What a pity that mothers do not realize their sacred duty to stay home and care for their God-given little ones first!
Nothing is more impressive than to see father and mother read their Bible to little ones, then kneel and pray earnestly together for God to keep them through the night.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise), that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth” (Eph. 6:1-3). “The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother” (Prov. 29:15).
Children in many homes today know they have the rule, and destruction follows. Let not fathers and mothers think they will go unpunished. The truth lived and preached in the fear of God is the only thing that will save us from the fearful condition we now have. Will we heed the call of the old prophet? “Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” (Ezek. 33:11).