From Pastor’s Desk:
And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4 NKJV
This verse merits a short word study.
Wrath: παροργίζω parorgizō (par-org-id’-zo); to anger alongside, that is, enrage: – anger, provoke to wrath.
Nurture: παιδεία paideia (pahee-di’-ah); tutorage, that is, education or training; by implication disciplinary correction: – chastening, chastisement, instruction, nurture.
Admonition: νουθεσία nouthesia (noo-thes-ee’-ah); calling attention to, that is, (by implication) mild rebuke or warning: – admonition.
In our world today (even in the church) we are seeing too much of the first one and much too little of the second and third.
It’s hard to tell when the generational degeneration began, but somewhere along the way someone has neglected the last two!